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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Civic center Director John Mazzola says ticket sales is what they want to see more of in 2009.
Football, and other local events are held here through the year, but bringing more acts and bookings from outside is what will fill the seats here.
"We're going after every event we can get, the peanut commission is returning," said John Mazzola, Civic Center Director.
Comedian and Radio host Steve Harvey is also coming back to Albany.
He sold more than 3,000 tickets each for two shows in 2007.
"He's here at the Albany civic center it's his second time here in Albany he'll be here on Saturday march 7th," said Mazzola.
As another big act returns, one major even scheduled here in November 2008 was canceled because of poor ticket sales.
Fewer than 200 of 7,500 tickets sold for national Gospel Artists Kirk Franklin.
The concert was canceled costing the promoter thousands.
"Every time a shot cancels for poor ticket sales, it always hurts and that's just the culture of our community. We need to educate our people if they want to see events they need to buy the tickets when they go on sale," said Mazzola.
But managers here are looking at what they can do in the future.
The world famous Lipizzaner Stallions, the dancing white horses, will be in Albany on January 23.
"WWE will be returning in March and we're waiting for the conformation on the date," said Mazzola.
He said trying to bring events to fill the 10,200 seats is something they continually work on.
"In our economy as there's not a lot of touring talent out there and there's not a lot of disposable income in our pockets, so the promoter they look at that and they've scaled back perhaps their touring as well," said Mazzola.
He says as for now the first quarter for the Civic Center looks promising.