Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
July 2, 2005
Albany-- WG & L along with the Albany Civic Center have teamed up to bring old times to newly developed downtown. The days of being able to buy fresh produce, homemade goods and crafts are back in Albany.
Looking at the chickens and all the homemade goods is a reminder of years gone by. "I would say twenty-five or thirty years ago," says Deanie Chesser of Albany.
Decades ago is when Deanie Chesser remembers heading out to the big farmers markets. "It used to over off of Newton Road and farmers would bring in their trucks loaded down with vegetables," says Chesser. Those days ended and now she's in downtown Albany to relive those days at the open air farmers market at the Civic Center.
"I am. I hope it will grow," says Chesser. And so do organizers, but judging by opening day's turnout it's already a success. "Everything from getting your picture with the Poultry Palace chickens to homemade candles, homemade soaps, baked goods, every kind of produce that's in season now, and beautiful birdhouses that have been handmade," says Farkas.
"I make these in my backyard as therapy from my wife and kids," says birdhouse-seller Michael Johnson. He usually has to go to Atlanta or Macon to sell his birdhouses.
"It feels good because we didn't have to travel that far and we get to stay at home tonight when we leave. That's another good thing," says Johnson.
Good things are what organizers wanted to bring to Albany. "We want it to be the people's market and it's something that for ten years the public has cried out for," says Farkas. It's a chance for vendors to show their goods.
"We've done pretty good today. I hope it goes on," says Johnson. It's also a chance for buyers to stroll down memory lane.
"Not every weekend, but I will be down here. Sure will," says Chesser.
Organizer Lorie Farkas says that thousands of people attended Saturday's market making it a big success. The Saturday market will be held the first Saturday of each month.