Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
March 05, 2004
Albany -- It's a week long event that's pumping over a million dollars into Albany's economy. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball tournaments will wrap up tomorrow, but and hotels and retailers are still cashing in.
Although the sign outside says Sleep Inn Hotel workers inside say since the SIAC tournament rolled into town there hasn't been much time for sleep but they aren't complaining. "Business has been fantastic,"says Jaye Lomax director of marketing Sleep Inn. "We are hoping if Morehouse wins we will be selling out tomorrow,"says Lomax.
The thousands of visitors in town aren't just filling beds they're also emptying wallets all over Albany spending at shops, popular eateries all while soaking up only what South Georgia can offer.
"It's a great place to eat and we love to walk down the streets and pick up plenty of pecans,"says Atlanta tourist Joseph Wingfield.
With more than three thousand fans in town the tournament is yet another test of the ability of downtown merchants to appeal to the taste and the dollars of big city tourists.
"When you're used to having activities and you come to another town that you are going to look for somewhere to go and something to do,"says event planner Kay Lamb.
Kay Lamb ,says planning city events and festivals like the Mardi Gras celebration around big tourist events is smart business and a good way for the city to capitalize on its ongoing development.
"When you get together and try do activities, doing things for families is most important,"says Lamb.
Strategy the city plans to learn quickly as it works to become a popular tourist destination.
Fans in town this week are expected to pump about 1.5 million dollar impact on the city's economy.