Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
March 7, 2003
Take some weatherstripping, an interior, and some handles, and you actually have a way to take go from the game to the graveyard. These are casket, not car, parts. It seems now you can take the thrill of the game and the glory days of college to the grave.
"What better way to celebrate the times than the ones that were for most the year in college," says Scott Walston.
All the big schools are here, but you might be surprised to learn that the highest sales are not going to members of the football team.
"The fan base is big if not bigger than the graduate base."
Woman also make up a large portion of the sales to people who want to make a final statement of who they are, and pay homage to an institution that enriched their lives. Scott is not in a big hurry to do that just yet.
"No but a true businessman believes in his own product so I will be in one."
So what school has the ultimate fans? That is why we are here. Is it Kentucky, Iowa, Notre Dame? It seems Husker mania can be found in a grave yard near you. "Our number one seller is Nebraska. We sent probably 50 caskets up there in a year."
And it seems Scott has dug up an idea that will allow him to bury lots of cash. He now has caskets for 52 schools in 16 states. That means 400 casket sales a year. It seems great ideas keep surfacing at Collegiate Memorials in Macon.
Casket sticker shock is about the same as regular caskets prices-- $3200 to $4900 depending on wood or steel. And if you recognized some of those colors, that's because the paint is actually auto paint from current makes and models.
Collegiate Memorials is near Eisenhower Parkway off Interstate 475 in Macon.