February 19, 2008
Valdosta - The city of Valdosta has purchased more land to help beautify the city.
The city just bought he Abundant Life Church of God property.
They say church has been looking to relocate and the five acre property has a gym and other recreation facilities that would make the location perfect for a park.
This is the third major land purchase the city has made in the last year in their efforts to make parks and rec activities available to anyone living in the city.
"We think of park facilities like we do fire stations. That there should be one within 1 and a half to two miles of every home in the city," says Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson.
They hope to attach all the parks together with bike paths and sidewalks to make the city more pedestrian friendly and promote a more active community.
We're just over a week away from the annual Albany Christmas parade, and this year organizers need your help.
The Festival of Christmas Trees began Friday in Sycamore. Their goal is to spread holiday cheer by giving back to the community.
Local businesses spent Friday preparing for their busiest shopping day of the year -- Small Business Saturday.
With the holiday season upon us, it's important to think about your furry friends too.
People formed a line around the Best Buy in Valdosta just to get inside so they could take advantage of the sweet deals.