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 >>
September 5, 2004
Valdosta - Thousands of Florida hurricane evacuees have filled all the hotels in Valdosta, now more than 500 people are staying at emergency shelters.
A matress on a hard concrete floor isn't exactly a hotel suite, but its a safe haven for the Cerda family. "We were sleeping in a parking lot because all of the hotels are full," said Adriana Cerda.
Adriana and six other family members left their home in Ft. Pierce, Florida and are staying at Mathis City Auditorium with about 60 other hurricane evacuees. "They're donating food for us to eat, we have showers, bathrooms, everything you could possibly need," said Adriana.
Most of the time here is spent watching weather forecasts, playing games, or calling home for updates on the damage. "We've heard from our family that there's no electricity and the streets are flooded," said Adriana.
The shelter is only about half full right now, but Red Cross volunteers expect some local residents to come in tonight as the storm draws closer. "Its going to be people in mobile homes because of the wind and rain they're expecting," said Bob Sheldon, Red Cross Volunteer.
The Cerda family isn't sure when they might head back to Florida, so for now they'll make their home in Valdosta and hope the house they left behind will make it through the storm.
Cingular donated a cell phone so the evacuees can call home for free.
America's Second Harvest Food Bank and local restaurants are providing food.