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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -It's a vital part of south Georgia, but many of us take the Flint River for granted. Last year, an environmental group named it the second most endangered river in the country because of proposals for dams.
Thursday night, people paddled down the Flint to enjoy its beauty and learn about protecting it. Laura Lindsey has never paddled down the Flint before, but she looks forward to the adventure.
"My dad suggested we go canoeing on the river so I'm excited,"said Lindsey.
Volunteer Guide Steve Rainey and his group put their canoes in at the Georgia Power Dam and paddled to the shore near the riverquarium downtown.
"It's a wonderful recreation resource and most endangered because of the dam building north of the fall line to provide water for metro Atlanta.
He says it's home to several species of turtles and other animals. If dams prevent the flow of water to southwest Georgia, some of the animals that Lindsey came to see could soon be threatened. The one hour tour down the flint comes to an end.
"It was a gorgeous trip and everybody loved it. Everyone was a good paddler so we didn't have any trouble and we just came right on down," said guide, Steve Rainey.
Lindsey hopes people can appreciate the sights and sounds of nature that flow right through the heart of Albany.
More canoe trips down the river are planned to support the Flint Riverquarium. They cost $25. For more information, call the riverquarium at 639-2650.