Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ten thousand turtles will race next month in hopes of floating more money to the Flint Riverquarium.
For five dollars, you can adopt a turtle that will race down the water steps at the Flint Riverquarium March seventh during the Mardi Gras celebration downtown. Event organizers today said this is an event everyone can participate in, even in this tight economy.
"There are so many fundraisers which are fun and very important, but are bigger ticket situations, silent auctions dinners that type of stuff that are a little expensive for everybody but this is a way everybody, kids, grandparents can help our community, our Riverquarium with just a five dollar turtle adoption," said Laura Calhoun, Event organizer.
In the next month you'll also see some fashionable turtles around town. Thirteen non-profit agencies are partnering with the Riverquarium to collect donations for their fashionable turtles. They'll keep 75-percent of the money donated.
To adopt a turtle you can stop by the Flint Riverquarium during business hours, sign up on their website at www.flintriverquarium.com or stop by Homerun Foods or Security Bank for an application.
Prizes for the winners include a million dollar turtle, five thousand dollars in cash, 50 dollars of gas each week for a year, a Chick-Fil-A combo meal each week for a year and an iPod Touch.