Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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 >>
November 23, 2006
Tifton - 100 years ago, the Tifton Gazette read "The Hallelujah Day has Come" in celebration that Tifton had just won the rights to serve as the home for the Second District Agricultural and Mechanical School."
A century later, the school now known as Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College is celebrating it's centennial.
On November 23rd, 1906 Tift County won a bidding war between Pelham, Ashburn, Albany and Camilla to host the school.
Overwhelming support from the community was the deciding factor in bring the school to Tifton. It's support ABAC still enjoys to this day. "That was the case in 1906 when H.H Tift and his group made a collective bid and in the end, Captain Tift reached into his own pocket and gave more to make sure it came to Tifton," says ABAC President David Bridges.
ABAC will begin a year long celebration in March of 2007.
They will host a different event each week leading up to the official birthday bash in Spring of 2008.