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 >>
September 21, 2003
Coffee County- A handful of candy still lies in the road. Tire markings, shrapnel, and spray paint mark the scene of the deadly wreck.
"We received a call about 9:20 that there had been a wreck with fatalities here on Smith Cemetery Road which is the Irwin and Coffee County line road," says Coffee County Sheriff Rob Smith.
Troopers say 6 children were riding on a Yamaha 4-wheeler when they were struck head on by a 2000 Lincoln LS driven by 29-year old Amanda Michelle Troupe of Ambrose.
Five of the children 14-year old Coranne Nelson of Wray, 13-year old Kayla Varnedore of Wray, 11-year old Dustin Varnedore of Wray, 13-year old Lindsay Joyner of Douglas, and 10-year old Courtney Arsenault of Alma were killed in wreck.
13-year old Heather Bass of Ambrose remains in critical condition at a Savannah hospital. Troupe and two passengers in the Lincoln suffered minor injuries.
"These young people were just beginning their life, and some of them are my neighbors," Smith says as he holds back the tears.
Now, troopers will bring in members of the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team of Valdosta to recreate the wreck that took the lives of five children, and left another fighting to stay alive.
Charges are pending against the driver. The wreck is still under investigation.