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Georgia law enforcers say if you don't wear your seat belt, you can expect to get a ticket. The annual May "Click it or Ticket" campaign got underway Monday across Georgia. Through the Memorial Day holidayMore >>
Georgia law enforcers annual click it or ticket campaign is underway, to get people to buckle up for safety.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:40:05 GMT
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a 15 and 14-year-old broke into On The Way Tax ServicesMore >>
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:38:02 GMT
With summer almost here, more motorcycles will be on the road. And south Georgia bikers urge you to watch out for them. They're asking car and truck drivers to look twice and make sure there is not aMore >>
South Georgia motorcyclists urge drivers to pay attention to the road, and look twice before pulling out.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:32:01 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
September 17, 2004
Bainbridge - Although things got off to a slow start, they're picking up speed. Cruisers, sport bikes, three wheelers, side cars, choppers, you can see just about every type of motorcycle imaginable this weekend at the Bainbridge Bike Fest.
Bart Brooks says, "We've been to Daytona, Myrtle Beach, all the big bike festivals, this is our favorite."
The BikeFest was supposed to be in full swing by now, but rain, and lots of it, put things on hold for a while. "Well, the first night it was pretty scary, with the winds and the rain and the trailer rocked a little bit, but after that, it was fine," says Deborah Richardson.
Now, things are really moving and the sun's shining as bright as the chrome on these bikes. Brooks says, "Compared to the last two days, this is like heaven, so it ought to be real nice, ought to be real nice."
Just as nice as the people Bart Brooks has met here. That's why he'll be back next year. "I mean everywhere we go, every restaurant, everybody's so friendly," he says. "The staff here that runs the event, they're just great, they take care of everything. It just makes you feel welcomed."
And just by participating in the BikeFest, you've given to a good cause. "All the proceeds go for children's charities," says Sally Holmes, BikeFest Information Chair. Charities like the salvation army, shiner's hospital and juvenile diabetes. This year, they hope to raise at least $50,000.
And although the BikeFest is "for the kids", it's not for kids. Holmes says, "There really isn't anything for them to do. There's lots for adults to do." All 8,000 adult bikers they hope to see ride out the weekend at BikeFest.
There is one event the whole family is encouraged to attend this weekend. On Saturday there will be a bike show on the square in Bainbridge, from 9 AM to 12:30.