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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - For a moment the future of our country was in their hands. Eighth graders at Sumter Middle clicked and scrolled through an example of what thousands of Americans will see on November 4th.
"I want them to know that their vote counts, and that their opinion matters," said Mock Election Coordinator, Shirley Waymon.
"It's important because we the citizens, we elect who will represent us. And we are essentially voices in government," said Social Studies teacher, Miles Wilson.
This mock election is being conducted all across the country. And it's not just for the students. "It's an online program. It's all online," said Waymon.
"It was real easy. With the click of the button it moves you right along. Actually that was much easier than going in the booth," said mother, Pamela Dominick.
Dominick voted with her daughter Lauren to reinforce the importance of going out to the polls. "With the war in Iraq, and our economy is real bad right now, it's important that we choose the right candidate who will do the right thing for us," said Dominick.
For weeks it's been all about politics for these students with assignments that included watching the debates. "We filled out a voter registration card. We've talked about the candidates and explained political parties and the issues," said Wilson.
And like the rest of the country they are concerned about the economy. "The prices of gas, and education, the students ability to learn in school," said Krystal Hunter.
"The economy and Wall Street, and how it is not doing as good as it used to," said Alana Kendrick. But teachers and parents in Sumter County schools want students to know that this vote is their chance to do something about it.
The National Mock election will come to a close Wednesday. The results from each of the schools that participated will be publicized as well as a nationwide result.