ASU Homecoming: big economic impact - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

ASU Homecoming: big economic impact

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Doerun man tries to elude police on his ATV

    Doerun man tries to elude police on his ATV

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:49:32 GMT
    A Doerun man accused of trying to elude police continues to recover at a Tallahassee hospital after a short pursuit ended in a crash Sunday.  Officers said 21 year-old Brandon Michael Reynolds was drivingMore >>
    A Doerun man accused of trying to elude police continues to recover at a Tallahassee hospital after a short pursuit ended in a crash Sunday.More >>
  • Today's the day for News on the Road!

    Today's the day for News on the Road!

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:27:58 GMT
    WALB News 10 is hitting the road for our 60th anniversary. You might remember this photo from 2004. Yolanda, Dawn, and Ben having fun with the Ladies of the Red Hat Society in Tifton for WALB's 50thMore >>
    WALB News 10 is hitting the road for our 60th anniversary. You might remember this photo from 2004. Yolanda, Dawn, and Ben having fun with the Ladies of the Red Hat Society in Tifton.More >>
  • Dougherty Sheriff featured tonight on 'Beyond Scared Straight'

    Dougherty Sheriff featured tonight on 'Beyond Scared Straight'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:25:53 GMT
    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office youth intervention program will be featured on national television for a second time tomorrow.More >>
    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office youth intervention program will be featured on national television for a second time.More >>

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email | twitter

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - ASU homecoming not only brought in thousands of people this weekend. It also pulled in a lot of business for local retailers and restaurants.

The shift manager at Maryland Fried Chicken says they stocked up on food before the big crowds came into town.

She's glad they did because a steady flow of visitors spiked sales this weekend. She's worked the past five years and says this year's homecoming had a great turnout.

"It was marvelous this weekend," said Shift Manager, Tonja Powell. "Parking lots were full. We did really good."

The Visitor's Bureau says ASU's homecoming is expected to have a 3.5 to $4 million dollar impact on the community.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

Powered by WorldNow