Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
January 10, 2004
Albany -- Disease, wild animals, harsh weather,those are just some of the elements 17th century families had to face on the American Frontier. And this weekend you can see how they overcame those obstacles at a special event at the Parks at Chehaw.
"They'd go out and kill their meat," says re-enactor, Verna Benslay. "They had to preserve that meat then she still had to school her children". Benslay and her husband demonstrate the hard life of frontier pioneers. And for Verna, the experience has opened her eyes to the vital role women played in survival of their families. "I respect them whole heartily. They had more guts then I do,"she says.
"You have never had to live in a bad place until you have to live on a mud floor. They had to stomp it down and keep it sanded, says re-enactor,Veronica Wiese. The annual festival recreates for visitors the black powder rendezvous of the 17th and 1800's held along the Rocky Mountains. Women of the period not only had to deal with the rough terrain but oppressive attitudes. "Being able to do anything I want know and compare that to a women of the 1700's that had so many limitations," says Wiese. Now the 200 year old stories of the lives of American frontier women are being retold by their daughters so their hardships and achievements are not soon forgotten.
This is the eleventh Frontier Festival at the Parks of Chehaw. The event runs through Sunday.