Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
January 28, 2008
Thomasville--Despite the informal setting, it was concert few imagined they'd ever see. They're learning the instrument in their high school band class, but it was another story listening to the Italian National Champion, Elena Cecconi play before them.
"She did stuff I've never seen before. She was really fast and her tone, it was really good," says high school senior Renée Terns. Even their band director, Michael Mayhall, was impressed, to say the least. "I've never heard someone play like that in my career. She really does a wonderful job," says Mayhall.
Cecconi plays in concerts all over the world but holds a special place in her heart for teaching. "I try to let them understand it's important to be very deep in music as well as in life and to believe what you do," Cecconi says. The students not only got to listen to her play, but Cecconi stayed on afterwards to give them a private lesson. "She's working with a couple of students on solo's they're preparing to play in public. She's given them pointers on proper tones and what's necessary to make a good performance," explains Mayhall.
Cecconi says she hopes she can inspire the students to work hard at learning to play the flute. "In this world, everything seems so easy. We switch on the computer and it just goes. But the instrument is not like this, you must practice," Cecconi says. Terns agrees, "I definitely want to go back to school now. My music seems so easy compared to what she just did. I want to go back, and practice it." Practice makes perfect, and it doesn't get much more perfect than this.
Cecconi will go on to play at Florida State University and then to Orlando, Florida, for the annual State Convention and Flute Fair.