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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
May 29, 2006 by Alicia Eakin
Valdosta -- The pace of today's race may have been a little slower than yesterday's, but the welcome at the finish line was warmer for NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth.
Kenseth finished fifth in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, but after he won this afternoon's race at Wild Adventures, his fans were there to congratulate him.
Engines roared as NASCAR Driver Matt Kenseth approached the starting line of the 4th Annual Adventures Raceway Showdown, and he is facing some of his toughest competitors.
With a wave of the flag, the race is on. Kenseth exudes shear determination as he makes the first turn, racing for one of the most prestigious titles in his sport, the Wild Adventures Cup.
In the end, all his training and hard work paid off as he crosses the finish line. "That was fun today," Matt Kenseth said. "It's always fun to go run on the go-cart tracks where you're not supposed to, but you can do a little bumping and have some fun."
With the race behind him, Kenseth now turns to those who have supported him- his fans. With a pen and patience, these NASCAR fans waited all day to get a signature from driver #17.
These fans braved the heat and long lines, excited to meet their sports hero and give him words of encouragement.
"I told him 'Good luck," said Kenseth Fan Terry Moody.
"Matt, you are a champ. You are a great NASCAR Driver!" said Thomas Hodges.
"He was a really nice guy, and this as a really good opportunity to come out and say ‘Hi,'" said Brian Giles.
With another race under his belt, Kenseth now looks forward to driving in Dover, Delaware this weekend. In addition to the race, hundreds of visitors enjoyed the park's other attractions, including the water rides.