Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
September 28, 2002
Plains- Plains was a bustling town Saturday as residents kicked off their annual Peanut Festival, and there was something for the entire family.
"Of course the train is new. We haven't had the train every year, and I think that's also an attraction. I know it would be for me with small children; they just love to get on a train and ride the train," says Plains Better Hometown Coordinator Audra Jennings.
Even though they've added new attractions to the usual food, arts and crafts and entertainment booths, most people say it's something else that makes this years' festival stand out.
"One of the things that we see anywhere we go is the question from people, do you know President Carter? Everybody knows him as a peanut farmer president, and he's always been a positive spokesperson for us," says Georgia Peanut Commission executive director, Don Koehler.
The former president will be inducted into the Georgia Peanut Commission Peanut Hall of Fame this year, something only three others can boast. Carter wasn't the only winner of the day. Nine year old Elizabeth McLoud won the peanut institute recipe contest for her boiled peanut salsa. An idea she says was inspired by her parents.
"Well my dad likes salsa and my mom likes boiled peanuts, and I like both of them, so we decided to do something with both of them," admits McLoud. Her dish was chosen over at least 250 others by food critics from all over the country.
"Its got the boiled peanuts in it which was unique, quite different to have in a salsa, with tomato, fresh tomato and fresh peppers. Very pretty,fresh, nice," adds Boston-based food writer Victoria Riccardi.
Even the local businesses got a big boost from the festival. Most have extended their operating hours and benefited from the influx of out-of-town visitors. "Yesterday we noticed it. Definitely a pick up yesterday afternoon with people buying and saying, I'll get this, don't let anyone else buy this, because some of the things we have are one of a kind type things," says Antique Mall owner Sandra Walters.
While most of the events will end tonight with the folk play and street dance, there will be a softball game tomorrow.