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 >>
The call came in just after 9 Tuesday morning. A neighbor of Victor and Sandy Martin noticed flames coming from their home off John Vickers Road. Ellenton, Norman Park, and Colbertson fire departments answered the call, and battled the flames for nearly an hour.
Thankfully, no one was at home at the time of the fire. The entire back den was destroyed. This was a new addition to the home, and had just been completed a few months ago. While no people were injured, the family did lose one of their family dogs, who was sleeping next to the back fireplace.
The damage is extensive. Victor Martin explains, "Everything on the second story went down to the first story, so you know, it's pretty bad."
The Martin's close-knit community of neighbors eagerly helped the family salvage clothing and furniture. Keith Lindsey, Sandy Martin's brother says, "We really appreciate the people coming out in the community because we all kind of stick together. I mean, if it was them, we would do it for them also."
While the house is expected to be deemed a total loss, the Martins are just glad no one was hurt. "We can rebuild a house. You know, as long as family's ok," says Martin.
The fire department is currently investigating the cause of the fire. The Martins say they may have lost everything if not for the efforts of their quick-thinking neighbors.