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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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
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.
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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) -Gas prices have actually gone down lately. That rarely happens as we approach the summer travel season.
Still, AAA expects fewer Georgians will travel Memorial Day weekend. People looking for some holiday fun without spending much money, may want to consider a staycation.
Thronateeska Director Tommy Gregors is proud of the museum he runs. He hopes people will visit Memorial Day weekend if they don't have travel plans.
"With the economy people stay home and they want things to do that are relatively inexpensive," said Gregors.
That's why admission is free to the museum and $3.50 for planetarium shows. Students can also visit the paleontology area and learn about dinosaurs that existed during the Jurassic period and piece them together.
Thronateeksa is also partnering with the Flint RiverQuarium for summer camps.
"People should come here because it gives them the opportunity to get out of the hot sun and there are a lot of nice things they can see," said Flint RiverQuarium Guest Services Manager Ola Terrell.
Including coming face to face with pirannas and understanding the waterworks pump system.
One place the kids love to hang out is the Cavern of Discovery. They can climb through and peek through the glass and come out the other end and do it all over again.
However not everyone wants to stay in town. Yvette Hope will spend Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta with family. She also visits her son in college.
"We just want to get out of town for a minute because we're always here so we just want a change of scenery," said Hope. "I have a son who goes to Savannah State so we've been traveling all year."
As people finalize their vacation plans, Gregors hopes more families will take advantage of what Albany has to offer. Chehaw will also open its Meerkat Maze in time for Memorial day.
Thronateeska will be open Saturday Memorial Day weekend and will be closed Sunday and Monday (Memorial Day).
The Flint RiverQuarium is open weekends from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday 1-5 and Memorial Day 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.