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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The check is in the bank, and pro football is a done deal. Albany will once again have arena football at the Civic Center this spring. It's taken months of negotiations, and several different teams and owners, but football will return.
If you're an arena football fan, here's what you've been waiting on, season tickets go on sale Monday. And the first game is just a few months away. We met some fans today, who say that's not soon enough.
For Elaine Burns and Delana Wilson, "April seems like it's never gonna get here."
It's a day they've awaited since hearing the Wildcats aren't returning. "Have been waiting for this day ever since, not very patiently."
Friday, they met the Albany Panthers managing partner Rod Chappell, who says they are just the kind of fans he's happy to see. "They're passionate and that's what we want. Passionate fans that want to come to every game."
Getting to this point, where a team was secured for the Civic Center wasn't easy.
"The challenges became quite difficult for a time," said Albany Assistant City Mgr. Wes Smith.
But Smith has already cashed the first $5,000 rent check and knows that this team is going to bring lots of value to the city. "Economically, it clearly helps the community, folks coming in and watching the game."
Chappell says it will be a far bigger investment than just the rent money. "This is more of a $300,000 decision, not a $15,000 decision and so we've already started investing in the city."
And as soon as they settle in here, the fans plan to invest as well. "So excited that we've finally got another team."
The Albany Panthers, Touching down in the Civic Center.
Chappell plans to bring more than football to the civic center. He hopes to bring in other entertainment options like concerts and partner with schools in the area for events.
The team has signed a five year contract with the city. If all goes well, they'll have an option to extend for another two years.
They'll also get the right to operate concessions for the first year and a half.