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 >>
August 4, 2004
Valdosta - Charles Wiggins is in the business of fine dining. Right now, his restaurant is closed on Sundays, but he hopes that will soon change. "I'm not going to open on Sunday until I can sale wine with a meal because that's part of the experience here," said Wiggins.
And he may get his wish. The Valdosta city council is considering adding a referendum allowing Sunday alcohol sales to the November ballot. "There have been continuing requests since metropolitan status was reached for us to consider it," said City Manager Larry Hanson.
Wiggins says about 50 percent of his customers order a glass of wine or beer with their meals. He thinks Sunday alcohol sales will boost revenue not only for restaurants, but all businesses in Valdosta. "A lot of people drive down I-75 and don't stop because they can't get a glass of wine with their steak, they go on to Gainesville or Macon," said Wiggins.
And city leaders say Sunday alcohol sales could help recruit new businesses to the area. "It will probably accelerate their decision to come because they would think that they would be profitable quicker if they had another revenue source, that being Sunday alcohol sales," said Hanson.
Council members will discuss the issue at Thursday night's meeting, and vote on August 19th.