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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 >>
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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
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 >>
November 4, 2003
Colquitt - You probably don't think of rural south Georgia as a haven for movie-making, but a television production company in one small town is teaching the art of making a movie.
Camera's are rolling and lights are shining bright. Director, Ralph Wilcox, says, "Here we are in Colquitt, Georgia."
Wilcox started his dream at a Thomasville studio. He explains why he moved, "Nobody was hearing me, so I started going around to different counties."
His crew believed in him and moved with him to Miller County. Eighteen-year-old Christi Seawright says, "I decided I was coming down here too."
Through Henny Penny Productions Wilcox teaches young people, like Seawright, how to follow their own dreams. She points to the actress and says, "I'm doing prosthetic makeup, I'm putting a burn on her arm."
The teenagers are learning how to make movies as a team. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Dean is taking a turn at the audio board. He says, "I like sound and voices. The different tones and how it goes."
The Colquitt studio has more space and more support, bringing Hollywood to south Georgia. Wilcox says, "The next step is, once you gather the information, to market it to sell it."
Wilcox was appointed Film Commissioner for the southwest Georgia region. He hopes his vision will create a television future for these teens and south Georgia.
Henny Penny is a non-profit training subsidiary of Schuster's Cash.
The founder of Swamp Gravy, Joy Jinks, was a key player in getting the production company to relocate to Colquitt, Georgia.