December 29, 2007
Albany -- Another year has come and gone, and plenty in the good life city plan to celebrate.
"Sales have been good. They really have. I don't know what it is about Albany, but sales have been good," said Ace's Liquor Manager, Glen Nunley.
The business has been so good that stores have extended their hours to cash in on the demand.
"New Year's Eve is the biggest day of the year for us, and it will be packed from eight in the morning until 11:30 PM at night.
Business is good this time of year. It really is. Lots of liquor sales, champagne and wine, but mostly champagne and liquor this time of year," said Nunley.
No matter what your drink of choice may be this New Year, be sure you do it in moderation.
"Most of the calls we respond to are alcohol related. So we do expect that to increase due to the alcohol consumption during the holiday season," said Albany Police Patrolman, Jarda Whitaker.
And the Albany Police Department wants you to help by doing your part whether you are behind the counter or doing the celebrating.
"We always tell them to be careful and check their ID's. If you're wobbling when you come in and you ain't getting nothing," said Nunley.
"If you are out with friends don't condone excessive drinking. If you are with friends who are drinking or someone who chooses to drink try to keep them at home or with you," said Whitaker.
Not only will this help keep the peace, but this will also save lives.
A family's home went up in flames in the pre-dawn hours Thursday on the west side of Sylvester.
A diesel spill near Hall Road and Highway 319 has prompted an evacuation at a Thomas County elementary school.
Dozens of homes around the Tyson Foods chicken plant on Industrial Park Blvd have been evacuated after a chemical fire at the plant began around 10 Wednesday night.
One person is hospitalized after a crash sent a car overturning several times in Albany. It happened around 2:30 Thursday morning at Dennis Homes off Newton Road.
Students at Garrison Pilcher Elementary School had a powerful facetime chat with one of their classmates for the first time since she started treatment for leukemia in Atlanta.