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 >>
November 11, 2003 Cook County- Roy Everett competes in the sport of pulling at race tracks around the country in trucks like these.
"It pulls a sled in competition," Everett said, owner of the Doerunner Pulling Team.
As someone who calls South Georgia home, he knows it's important to support the South Georgia Motor Sports Park being built in Cook County.
"We have about 16, 18 pulls a year in Georgia and we're interested in moving into this area," he said.
Tuesday, race fans packed the park's groundbreaking, with cameras flashing and engines revving. It's these fans and racers who will help bring in an estimated $37 million into Cook County each year.
"That's the kind of fans you want to tap into here and that's exactly what you're doing with those with racing in their blood," said Governor Sonny Per due.
Because of crowds twice the size of this one, a few years from now, the roads to get here will look a lot different.
"We're working with the property owner of the exit to do some improvements there by opening up a restaurant, a hotel and convenient stores and gas stations," said Keri Weldon, the economic developer for Cook County.
So the day the green flags begin waving, you can bet Everett will be there because he's pulling for this speedway.