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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.
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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 >>
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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.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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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 >>
August 12, 2005
Albany- One of the anchors for downtown Albany's revitalization plan is finally open for business. Friday night, the first guests will get a good night's rest at the 17-million dollar, 122-room Hilton Garden Inn and conference center.
"Good afternoon, I'm Judith Hatch, I'd like to check in please," said the Hilton Garden Inn's first guest.
Dr. Judith Hatch checked in late this afternoon. "Thank you, I am so excited, I love this," said Hatch.
Hatch called eight months ago to book her reservation for tonight and found out recently she would be the hotel's first guest. The hotel put her in one of three suites in the 122 room hotel.
"This is the first thing you do test out the bed right?" questioned Hatch.
A hotel connoisseur because of the traveling she does for her job as a Chiropractor, Judith says, this Hilton makes the A list. "Oh, it's good," said Hatch.
Her curiosity was shared by Robert and Lula Montgomery who are also giving up their own beds for the first night at the Hilton.
"We like to be first and this was an opportunity for us to come down spend the night and take a look at it, see the facilities," said Montgomery.
After checking out the menu. "Yes, I wonder what I'm going to have tonight?" questioned Montgomery. The Montgomery's planned a quiet evening. "Hang out and maybe check the lounge out and just see what goes on down here," said Montgomery.
Which seems to be the best way to spend a Friday night in Albany. A friend will be staying with Judith tonight and the two plan to make the most of the newest addition to downtown.
"We're just going to go down to the lobby and have fun and call our friends and tell them to meet us here," said Hatch.
The hotel has had people walking in off the street this week making reservations.
Next week, the hotel will host it's first luncheon for close to 200 people, and while the hotel is open, a grand opening will be held September 21st.
The hotel's first big public event will be a Boogie Nights Ball, an evening of food and dancing on August 27th.