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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
September 2, 2004
Albany- The sea of Republicans at the convention in New York City includes several South Georgians.
But the ones who stayed behind spent some time talking about how they'll campaign for the Bush/Cheney ticket up to election day.
"Well, we're looking forward to seeing George W. Bush take Dougherty County," said Don Cole, chairman of the Dougherty County Republican Party. "We're just seeing a growing momentum right here in this area."
Many areas of South Georgia vote Democratic in the Presidential race, but this year, the strong words of Zell Miller could shake things up a little. Albany Republicans weren't surprised at what the Senator had to say.
"I've heard Governor, Senator Miller speak before and heard him speak recently," said Karen Kemp who is heading up the local campaign. "I've read his book. It really didn't surprise me. I knew it would be one of the best speeches of the convention."
The convention, they say, has pushed the campaign forward. That makes local candidates proud to be on the Republican ticket.
"I'm proud to be on the Republican ticket because they have the same values in the things that I value in my family and my life, so there are a lot of issues with the Republican party that I am right in line with," said Jason Thornhill who is running for Dougherty County coroner.
"We want to let President Bush know how much we support him in South Georgia and we're joining other Republicans across the state," Kemp said.
Dougherty County Republicans are counting on Georgia being a state that helps put President Bush back in the White House.