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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
January 25, 2008
Whigham-- The crowds won't arrive until Saturday but as vendors set up Friday morning, many admit they're fans of the festival themselves.
"I've been coming since I was a child, my parents owned the same business, leather craft. Now my brother and I are still in the business and keep coming for over 25 years," says vendor Robert Hawthorne.
The event was started by the Whigham Community Club in 1960 as a way to thin out the over-populated rattlers. The roundup has gone through changes, always growing.
"Well its only gotten better. We have continued to put on a good show from the beginning until now and I'm looking forward to a great show this weekend," says Myron Prevatte, community club member and one of the former organizers of the event.
"We'll have snakes on display. We'll have educational demonstrations on snakes and their aspects. Dispel a few myths about them and hopefully educate people," says Barry Strickland, the Snake Ring Coordinator.
A new amphitheater built on the grounds will allow people a better look at the snakes during shows. But don't worry, says Strickland, "If you don't like snakes, you don't have to see them. We've got 200 arts and crafts vendors, all kinds of food."
Speaking of food, if you're brave enough, you can even try rattlesnake meat! "Some say its like chicken, others don't. I like it," says Hawthorne. Who knows, you just might like it too. Sarah
The Rattlesnake Roundup starts Saturday at 8 a.m. Admission is just $1.