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 24, 2004
Cook County - On a typical day at Reed Bingham State Park, you'll find Chet Powell and his reptilian friends teaching someone a lesson in nature. "We have a really versatile programming effort here," said Powell.
In fact, its the most versatile effort in Georgia. The state has given Reed Bingham its award for Best Year Round Park Programming. "We are a local treasure, and probably one of the best kept secrets in the park system," said Dave Rowswell.
Guests at Reed Bingham can choose from more than a dozen park programs, everything from reptile shows to boat rides on the river, and even late night alligator watches. "Last year the attendance at our programs alone was about 26,000 and that's not including people who came to water ski, picnic, swim, or camp," said Powell.
There's also nature hikes, canoeing, fishing rodeos, and all kinds of seasonal festivals. "In the fall the buzzards come and roost here and we'll be having a festival in the spring to show them off before they leave," said Rowswell.
And while thousands of people usually turn out for such events, park officials are hoping this award will draw even more visitors from other states. "We have a lot of people that come in but there's so many people who've never heard of our park," said Rowswell.
But that won't be the case much longer, as word spreads about the programming that's putting this South Georgia park on the map.