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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
October 11, 2006
Crisp County - - A south Georgia lakeside retreat can be yours for only...well, we don't know that yet. But the state of Georgia is thinking about putting The Retreat at Lake Blackshear on the market.
Its warm atmosphere welcomes you as soon as you step foot onto the facility.
"Probably the prettiest location in the area, honestly," says Chamber of Commerce Chair Joe Cooks.
Inside The Retreat at Lake Blackshear, friendly, bright interior decorations light up a restaurant and a first-class business conference center.
"How fortunate we are to have been able to get that facility in Crisp County."
Cook says the resort not only is a hotspot for tourists but it's a great tool to impress businesses to come to the area. The state owns the property, but now leaders are trying to figure out if it's still worth it.
"I think that's a study they need to do. It's a good idea on both parts to really look at it. Brasstown is one situation and were entirely different. Ours is unique being in a state park," says Bob Johnson who works for a group that pays the state to run the day to day activities of the resort.
He says whatever the state decides, his company, Coral Hospitality, has a 5 year lease agreement to operate the facility. Right now, they're only into the 2nd year. Johnson says business is fine.
"It's been growing, yes it has. It's never what we like, but much stronger year after year."
The public has to weigh in on the issue before the state makes a decision. County leaders say they see nothing wrong with the way things are now.
"Oh my gosh, the water. The landscaping, the buildings, everything about it is just beautiful," says Cook.
It's an environment he doesn't want to see change.
The North Georgia Mountains Authority plans to appraise the resort as well as Brasstown Valley in Towns County. After reviewing the cost of appraisals, the authority plans to decide its next step in December.