Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
July 4, 2005
Cordele - Many south Georgians spent the day celebrating the holiday at the lake. Hundreds of picnickers, swimmers, campers and boaters packed Lake Blackshear. For many, it's just not the Fourth of July without family and friends.
The Fourth of July fun started early for some families, like the Johnson's who grabbed a prime waterfront spot around 6:00AM. "We wanted to get here first and get the best spot."
By ten, park-goers started lighting up the grills. "We're cooking some ribs, chicken, and hot dogs today," said Alvin Beal, of Cordele.
Mouth-watering menus, and each chef with a secret to success. "I just try to cook it good and slow. You don't want to cook it too fast and burn it up," said Beal.
"Plenty of seasoning, and let it soak and marinate in it a little while," said a member of the Walker family. For 15 years, the Walker Family, of Desoto, has united on Independence Day. Some members come from as far away as New York and Washington State.
"We don't have a family reunion, we have a family day. We all still get together, and we love to eat so we're always cooking."
After lunch, it was time to hit the water.
"We've been wake boarding and going on the jet ski," said Laura Chase. "My uncle he drives me around and it's fun," added her cousin Caleb McKenney.
But whether you asked water-soaked kids or hard-grilling adults, most said it's not the food or freedom from work that makes this holiday so great, but rather a chance to spend a day with the people who matter most - family!