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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.
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 >>
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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 >>
October 21, 2005
Albany - The Albany State Golden Rams take on Benedict College in a much anticipated homecoming game Saturday, but fans are in town for more than just the game. Homecoming week is full of activities, from concerts to parties. They're ready to have fun and willing to spend big to do it!
The Cozey family files off the bus and into the Hilton hotel downtown. They came all the way from Miami to cheer on the Albany State Golden Rams, and they're not even close to alone.
"We have alumni from everywhere converging back on their campus," said ASU President Dr. Everette Freeman.
Dr. Freeman says about 20,000 fans are expected at the homecoming game. And those fans are coming to town with money in their pockets!
"It's a big, big deal," said senior Tonyka Jackson. "We spend a lot of money because we have to have outfits for different parties and occasions."
ASU students have opened their wallets at Envy downtown this week because to cheer on the Golden Rams you have to look good, real good.
"Accessories, earrings, necklaces, shoes - everything has to match," said Jackson.
Boutique owner Ana Condit is more than happy to see the eager shoppers.
"It's been great, we've had people in and out all day long looking for different outfits for all the different parties going on. There's the game, pre-parties, post-parties."
Most of the hotel and motel room are filling up. The newly opened Hilton, just a few blocks from campus, is already booked through Sunday. Restaurants around town welcome fans and their business. In all, the homecoming game is expected to pump more than $1-million into the local economy - now that's something everyone can cheer about.
Homecoming activities starts Saturday morning at 7:30 with a walk/run benefiting the Special Olympics. The big parade starts at 9:00AM and kick off is at 1:30PM.