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 >>
February 1, 2005
Valdosta - If you're looking for a vacancy at Valdosta's Sleep Inn this weekend, you better move fast. "We're already almost full," said Rhonda Miller, Manager.
Football fans will soon be making the way to Florida for the Super Bowl, and many of them plan to stop here for a travel break. "A lot of them are coming in on Friday and Saturday, some are even coming on Thursday," said Miller.
Others are opting to spend the entire weekend here, to avoid overcrowding and high prices in Jacksonville. "Even if our hotels were charging rack rate which is between 80 and 115 dollars, that's still under 50 percent less than what they're charging in Jacksonville," said Marty Brown, Tourism Director.
Interstate 95 will be the major corridor for fans from Philadelphia and New England, but I-75 will likely be crowded too. "With fans coming from other cities other than the home ports of those teams," said Brown.
Tourism Director Marty Brown says because of our location in the Interstate, Valdosta should see a positive economic impact. "A person traveling in like this is probably going to spend about $125 to $160 a day here," said Brown.
Not only will people stop in Valdosta to stay the night and grab a bite to eat, its also likely that they'll fill up their gas tanks here before heading to Florida, where gas prices are a lot higher. "Many folks will see the price comparison because Triple A does publish those prices and when they see the prices on the billboards coming down to Valdosta, they're gonna stop," said Brown.
Stop to open up their wallets, and pump more money into this town's economy.