Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
March 15, 2004
Valdosta - Hundreds of athletes and sports fans flocked to Valdosta over the weekend for the NCAA Division 2 Men's Basketball Tournament. Most of the players have come and gone, but they left behind a big boost for Valdosta's economy. "They're spending their dollars in our community," said Herb Reinhard, VSU Athletic Director.
The tournament brought in seven teams from around the country. "The teams themselves will have generated about 440 room nights," said Reinhard.
And hundreds of hotel rooms means thousands of dollars in hotel bills. "This tournament means an estimate of about $250,000.00 for the city's economy," said Marty Brown, Tourism Authority Director. That's not even including the fans that followed them. "It's the fans that really impact the economy as far as eating in the restaurants and going out to the night clubs," said Brown.
This past weekend's tournament isn't the only athletic event attracting visitors. During the first week in March, V.S.U. hosted four different tournaments, bringing hundreds of people to Lowndes County. "There were a total of 44 high school and college teams that came to Valdosta over a four day stretch," said Reinhard.
And plans for the next athletic event are already underway, bringing even more money into this community.