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When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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 >>
April 1, 2008
Colquitt-- Lena Baker may not be a name you've heard before, but she holds a place in Georgia history. She was the only woman ever sent to the electric chair in Georgia. She was executed in 1945.
Ralph Wilcox, who wrote directed and produced the film, says its a sad story but one that needed to be told. "It's a story about this woman's life who happened to be born as they say between a rock and a hard place," says Wilcox.
Based on the book, TheLena Baker Story by Dr. Lela Bond Phillips, the true story now unfolds on the big screen with Hollywood actors like Tichina Arnold from sitcoms like "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris."
"Apparently it's gone so well that the Atlanta film festival has selected it to be their opening premier night," Wilcox explains. Being chosen for the honor is not only a sign of the huge success for this small, upstart studio in Colquitt, but for the communities it was filmed in as well. "Whatever a budget is on a film, a third, a half of it gets left in that community, and we shot in Miller county, Early county, Baker county," says Wilcox.
He says around $400,000 was pumped into the local economy because of the project, and he hopes its just the first of many. "I'm very excited to say we have about 4 or 5 other projects on slate as well. And I'm anticipating going into production toward the end of this year on our second feature film," says Wilcox.
Wilcox hopes for a wide release of the Lena Baker Story later this year. To see the trailer for The Lena Baker Story and to find out more about the movie, visit the movie's website.