Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
November 2, 2007
Albany- The Parks at Chehaw wants to brighten up your holidays.
They plan to attract more visitors by drastically improving their holiday light display. The park signed a three-year deal with a professional lighting company to try to compete with Callaway Gardens huge Christmas display. Friday Water, Gas, and Light began installing the infrastructure for the display.
Thousands of lights are being prepared for a new display at the Parks at Chehaw.
"It's our most spectacular lighting show yet, we've been kind of keeping it under wraps, we've been very busy to get this event going for Albany," said Sherrell Byrd, Special Events Coordinator.
Water, Gas, and Light crews were out Friday installing the lines needed to set up the displays. Organizers are trying to generate some excitement by posting two guards giving the community a taste of what to expect.
"A couple of soldiers have perched outside of Chehaw just to welcome people and give them an idea of the magnitude of this show," said Byrd.
While they admit the past few years haven't been up to par, they're hoping to make up this year, and draw people in from surrounding communities.
"In the past few years it has dwindled a little bit, but now we're going to bring it back this is going to be like something you've never seen," said Byrd.
It could add up to revenue for the community, if word gets out.
"Come back and visit, bring their families for an extended stay," said Lisa Riddle, Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
This year's event promises to delight both young and old.
"We'll have a couple of games that the kids will be able to do as you drive around and look at the lights," said Byrd.
The display will open to the public starting November 23 and run through January 2nd. Because the display is more expansive this year, they plan to charge $12.00 a car, $15.00 for a van and $25.00 for a busload. Organizers say there will be plenty of coupons around town to help with the cost.