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When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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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 >>
February 26, 2006 Lee County -- Racers and cyclist fans take your marks. About 300 bikers were in Lee County today competing in the very first race of the Maxxis Georgia Cup series. This race is day two of Beauchamp Bike Race Weekend here in South Georgia.
Jonathan Atkins started training about four months ago when he caught wind of the first bike race of the Georgia Cup Series. He enters the race in top place, but he didn't do it alone.
"It's not an individual sport like everyone may think. It takes unselfish effort from all the guys on the team, which happened yesterday to get me to the front of the race."
Organizers say about 300 cyclers peddled up to the starting line. Many are first time visitors to south Georgia. Race Director Gentry Arnette calls Albany and Lee County a great kickoff to a memorable series this year.
"Everybody's talking about Albany. They'll all go back to like Miami, Charlotte, Knoxville and all over the southeast talking about Albany Georgia."
Jonathan Atkins already had memories to share. "We came through it's just beautiful roads in this area."
Considering Atkins has raced against men like seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. He isn't always in it for the win.
"It's the commraderie. It's a good feeling. And it's in my blood."
Win or lose, today Atkins and the other racers had a handle on a good time in south Georgia.
The Maxxis Georgia Cup series visits eight cities throughout the state. The last race will be in Atlanta this October.
Some South Georgia Cyclists also competed in the Maxxis Cup today. Team members spent some time warming up prior to the big race. They said because they've traveled these roads before, they have a better sense of distance to the finish line.
"They've never ridden the course. They're blind to what's coming up. We know the terrain a little better. Right," president Dan Hill and his team member said.
The team hoped the hometown advantage would bring a big win. The South Georgia Cyclists had one member in third place racing for the omnium this afternoon. Team members said they would be working together to get him to the top spot.