Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
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. This may seem like a regularMore >>
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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
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 >>
September 9, 2002
Americus -- In three weeks the excursion train linking Cordele and President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains will make its inaugural run.
Monday morning, workers were busy building the train platform for passengers unloading in downtown Plains. The first run for the Plains excursion train will be September 28th as part of their Peanut Festival. The train will leave Cordele at 10:00, traveling to Leslie, Americus, and Plains on its South Georgia tour.
Interest in the new train tour has been strong. Plains Visitor Center Manager Penny Smith said "It's another product that we have here for the tourists, and tourism is the second largest industry in the state of Georgia. We feel it will be a big boost to us here in South Georgia."
President Carter himself will ride the train on it's first regularly scheduled run October 26th. The SAM Shortline train excursion will then run every Friday and Saturday. If you would like to make reservations for the train, you can call 1-800-864-7275.