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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
October 30, 2007
Tifton -- A lot of people say political issues are decided at the table. Kenny Hawkins, owner of Hawkeye's Bar-B-Que in Tifton, would certainly agree with that. Political debate seems to be on the lunch menu
"It's a wide open range of topics. Anything from the war, to local politics, to whatever is going on in town," said Hawkins.
While hot plates are on the table, the hot topic around the table is the upcoming mayoral election between businessman Jamie Cater and incumbent Paul Johnson.
"We've lost industry over the past 18 months. We've lost over 800 jobs here in our community," said Cater.
Job layoffs in Tifton have been major issue in the 2007 race with 3 factories recently closing their doors.
Cater says, "I believe that my business experience will allow me to talk to the industries and the CEO's to bring them down here."
But incumbent Paul Johnson, who has held office for 10 years, see progress in Tifton's future via I-75.
He says, "It is an economic boom for us. So much of the development has to do with transportation, warehousing, and distribution."
But with industry comes growth, something both challengers say they're prepared to handle.
Cater says, "Let's have some growth, not just growth to get big, but good, planned, steady, growth."
"We want to be able to feel like we can be able to compete in the marketplace for jobs," says Johnson.
It is up to the voters to decide between Cater, a former city council vice-chairman, and Johnson, who is adamant recent health concerns will not interfere with 4 more years of public service.
"I love Tifton, and I pledge and support to the betterment of Tifton," vowed Johnson.
"May the best man win," says faithful Hawkeye eatin' voter Fred D. Horne.
That's a decision that will be decided at the ballot box next Tuesday.