Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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 >>
August 28, 2003
Albany - Sweeping, mowing, painting. Just some of the ways Gordon Sports Complex is being shaped up for this weekend's Slow Pitch Softball championship.
Bob Savoie is Head Umpire for the tournament. He says it is like the World Series of slow pitch softball. "Everybody is playing their World Series and the Umpires are umpiring a World Series," says Savoie. "So, it's big in it's own context."
And it brings big bucks into Albany. About $30,000 people came into town for the tournament last year and spent close to half a million dollars. Even more people are expected to attend this year.
Merry Acres President Gerry Dozier says, "It means a tremendous amount of revenue not only for the hotels, but for restaurants and the shops. It filters throughout the whole community. People shop and stay and eat here. We are very fortunate to have opportunities like this to come."
And on a holiday weekend, when many are leaving Albany. Local businesses are happy to have the tournament here.
This is the 20th year Albany has hosted an ASA Championship.
Opening ceremonies for the tournament will begin at 5:30 PM Friday evening, and goes through Monday.