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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
July 5, 2003
Cordele- There weren't any Gameboys or Playstation at Georgia Veterans State Memorial Park Saturday. Dozens of kids had fun playing some of the most primitive summer games.
The children competed in everything from tug-of-war to the ever popular egg toss, where winners five year old Cole Brown, and his three year old brother, Spencer, taught the older kids a thing or two about lobbing a raw egg.
Even those who lost had fun throwing around the traditional breakfast food. "It busted on the ground and I took the egg and poured it on my partner," admits Amber Stolze.
This is the twelfth year the park has hosted the old fashioned games, and rangers say even though they play traditional summer games they're glad temperatures are a bit cooler this year.
"We've had July fourths that were so hot that when an egg broke on the egg toss it started frying and sometimes frying on someone's shirt which gave a stain their mother probably had a time getting out," says Ranger Mike Goodwin.
But Saturday parents were all smiles as they watched their kids compete in one of the oldest southern contests, watermelon seed spitting.
Win or lose these kids proved you don't need electronic games to have some old fashioned summer fun.
Rangers say they have plans to add more contests to next year's old fashioned games, including those even more primitive than seed spitting.