Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
November 17, 2005
Bainbridge, Georgia-- The Bainbridge High School Band will be one of the stars of a big performance in Philadelphia next week.
"We are practicing for the Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade," says Senior, Dia Lane.
"Winter Wonderland" is the band's tune of choice for the two and a half mile parade. Director, Paschal Ward, says the band has been practicing for about a year. "It's based on reputation to a large degree. You do apply," says Ward.
It's easy to see, or hear rather, why the band was chosen, for a second time in fact. It's so good, it's one of only 14 bands nationwide to attend. "Our marching band encompasses about 260 members. Out of that, 240 are actually going to make the trip," says Ward.
Each of those members participated in fund raisers to come up with the almost $300,000 needed to go. That's money well spent to show off South Georgia.
"I'm so proud of them now, I could not go and not worry about them," says Ward. "I am very honored to be a part of this band. This band is, it's really the pride of Decatur County," adds Senior, Zach Powell. "It feels great. I'm very excited," says Lane. Just as much as when the band attended the Macy's Day Parade three times.
Ward has been the band's director for 21 years. It only had about 45 members when he started. Now, the band averages more than 200 members annually.