Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
July 4, 2005
Albany -- Albany officials hope more than 20-thousand people from across South Georgia will enjoy their Fourth of July celebration.
The Fireworks show should start about 9 PM., and the people putting the show together hope this will not be the final Fourth of July fireworks show put on by the city of Albany.
Albany city workers set up for the big Fourth of July fireworks show. Instead of a day off, these city workers spent the day on the Broad Avenue bridge, staging to launch over one thousand shells. Fireworks Supervisor Dale Henry said "It's a lot of work setting it all up, but when we get it all done, it's really worthwhile."
More than 14,000 dollars worth of fireworks will be shot off to celebrate America's Independence. Henry said "That is a six inch mortar shell. On this lineup we have three, fours, fives, and sixes." "There is a cord that's run to a control panel. The control panel is powered by a twelve volt car battery. You flip the switch, there is a sqwib on the end of this. Right here inside here, a little electronic device when the current hits it, ignites the fuse and sets off the firework."
City commissioners have debated cutting the Fourth Fireworks show, as they slash the budget. As these City workers spend their day making sure everyone gets a great show, they hope this is not their final hurrah. Henry said "I think it's going to work out real well. But hopefully it's not going to be the last one."
Most of Broad Avenue, Front and Washington Streets near the Turtle Grove Play Park are blocked off, so people can stroll and watch the fireworks and band from RiverFront Park.
South Georgia businesses are setting up shop, to cash in on the American celebration. Kay Lamb of Party Plus Wedding said "Brings a lot more people down here and to enjoy everything and see everything." Damian Wilson knows people will want his Dippin Dots and Sno Biz cold treats. Wilson said "I hope so, that's the reason we're down here."
An American tradition...food, fun, and fireworks on the Fourth. And they promise plenty of fireworks, with a 35 minute show loaded up.
If you are heading downtown to the Albany fireworks celebration, city officials remind you the Parking Decks are the best place to park and walk to the celebration.