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 >>
September 12, 2007
Colquitt County-- What began in 1967 as a small seventy cow dairy farm in colquitt County has now expanded to a five hundred cow operation to include a product line of milk, buttermilk, ice cream, butter and by year's end cheese, that owners say will continue to bring about further expansion of the business and a need for more employees.
"cheese that we are hoping to get up and going before the end of the year that is going to bring in some additional employment. We currently have ten employees in our cream valley, so we have a lot of room there. With the hauling of milk into different locations, naturally that brings in more distribution so were going to have to have truck drivers and things like that to be added" said dairy owner Ricky Sparkman.
Even with expansion the Sparkman's cream valley dairy continues it's idea of environmental stewardship, Sparkman's milk line is sold in these biodegradable containers made from cornstarch. It's this type of business that ag commissioner Tommy Irvin says is good for consumers in the state of Georgia.
"different milk and ice cream products they produce here, it's very essential to have that diversification, and the more of these types of operations we have in our state, the better our state is going to be" said Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin.
Sparkman's cream valley still maintains artificial hormone free dairy products, using all-jersey cows so the initial dairy product is of the highest quality resulting in superior tasting milk, butter, ice cream and soon cheese.