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 >>
July 6, 2004
Quitman - Candice Christian shops at the Quitman Family Dollar store for just about everything. "Baby clothes, cleaning supplies, things like that," said Christian.
But she won't be making her daily shopping trip there today. All that's left of her favorite store is cement blocks and smoldering ashes. "I was shocked, because I had to go in there," said Christian.
About 15 minutes after the store closed last night, the 25-year-old building was completely engulfed in flames. Investigators from the state fire marshals office spent today sorting through the rubble, hoping to find some answers. "They're trying to figure out where it started and what started it," said Quitman Fire Chief Robert Durden.
About $200,000 worth of store merchandise was destroyed. All that's left inside is a few cokes and oatmeal cream pies. "It's a total loss," said Chief Durden.
And with very few stores in this town that sell the basic necessities, it's a loss that may drive loyal customers like Candice to other towns. "Gas prices are higher now and now we'll just have to drive to Wal-Mart" said Christian. "That's 15 to 20 minutes just to get the supplies we need."
She hopes the store will relocate or rebuild soon, bringing back the quick and convenient shopping she's missing.