Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
November 25, 2002
Albany - Besides turkey, pie is the one treat that's sure to be on your Thanksgiving table. More pies are eaten on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year, according to the National Pie Council. The most popular desserts - pumpkin and sweet potato. So we asked South Georgians which one should win the battle of the pies?
"Pumpkin, definitely pumpkin," said Tim Beckwar. Americans spend more than $1-billion on frozen and fresh pies each Thanksgiving.
"We sell more than 1,000 pies over the four days leading up to Thanksgiving," said Publix Bakery Manager Karen Westbrook. That makes it hard to keep pumpkin and sweet potato pies on the shelf at Publix bakery in Albany.
So which dessert is the most popular? "We sell more pumpkin pies than sweet potato, about twice as many," said Westbrook.
But why? "Since I was a child, my family has eaten pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. It's just a tradition," said Beckwar.
Maybe pumpkin is a Thanksgiving tradition, but sweet potato has benefits too."Sweet potato pie is so sweet and delicious," said another shopper.
Can't decide between sweet potato and pumpkin pie -- why bother -- just enjoy a piece of both this Thanksgiving.
Pecan pie is also a big seller at Thanksgiving, but the dessert is more popular at Christmas.