Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 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 >>
June 28, 2005
Thomasville-- Construction crews are making dozens of improvements to Thomasville's Cherokee Lake recreation area.
"It's some of the most amazing equipment I've ever seen. It's a walking back hoe. They have a weed puller that actually pulls up the Hyacinth and Hydrilla. We're trying to utilize maximum space for maximum recreation," says Thomasville Public Works Development Director, Gwen Ridley. He's describing the maximum equipment crews are using to maximize the potential of Cherokee Lake.
The project is a multi-phase, multi-year plan. "What we're doing now is the first phase, restoring the lake," says Ridley. It's a physically and financially taxing project Thomasville's City Council has fully submerged itself in. "We've got $50,000 dollars allocated this year. They're very interested in recreation," says Ridley.
The restoration is part of the council's emphasis on improving Thomasville's quality of life, a special plan with special orders. "We're also going to build walking trails around the perimeter of the lake, install additional playground equipment, install an additional pavilion," says Ridley.
Just a couple of days ago Cherokee Lake looked more like a field than a body of water. But in that short time, workers have already made it accessible to a wide variety of people. "It was overgrown with vegetation. It was not accessible to boats. The lake was not accessible to the public. It's just going to be more user friendly to more people," says Ridley.
Those people will have to wait about three years to see the finished product. Ridley says the plans for the Cherokee Lake project could change as it progresses. The entire cost is projected to reach about $450,000.