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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
October 20, 2006
Albany--Some of the best B-M-X bike racers in the country are in south Georgia Friday night for the sixth annual Chehaw B-M-X competition.
Some of these racers may go for the gold in two years when B-M-X becomes an Olympic sport.
Friday they had one last chance to get ready for this weekend's competition.
And with that sound, they're off Hundreds of them, actually. Bikers from around the country prepare for another national BMX competition.
"It's just fun. It's a family sport. Everybody gets involved," says Florida rider Britney White.
She readies herself for the big day. B-M-X riding is her passion.
"I've given up lots of sacrifices, but it's also opened up so many opportunities for me with riding, getting to travel," she says.
She hopes to rock out the track this weekend with a win, and she's not alone.
"We're looking for probably five to 600 riders this weekend," says organizer Tommy Hughes. he says that means big bucks for "The Good Life City."
"You got people from all over the United States, New York, Virginia will be coming in filling our hotels and eating at our eateries, and visiting our malls," he says.
B-M-X riding has become so popular it's now an Olympic sport. For White, that's good news.
"It's getting our sport more recognition, as being a real sport as something as people want to do. We're almost as big as skateboarding or snowboarding is now," she says.
As the extreme sport brings in new visitors to the area, you can rest assure White will continue coming back to south Georgia and taking part in all the fun.
"I will be on my bike the rest of my life," she says.
The competition officially kicks off at 11 AM Saturday and runs through Sunday at the Parks at Chehaw. You can watch for just two bucks.