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 Southwest Civil Rights Reunion is happening this week. Civil Rights Activists, Community Leaders, and Educators will come together to celebrate.
They plan commemorate the struggles and successes of the Southwest Georgia Civil Rights Movement.
Over 50 years ago, Southwest Georgia was very different than it is now. Racism was a common practice through the way blacks and others were treated.
From sitting at the back of the bus, to segregated water fountains, and schools everything was about the color of your skin.
But thanks to a small few Albanians things were changed for the better. Organizers say this event is to remember the past, while addressing present issues and making plans for the future.
Those who fought for equality 50 years ago, believe The civil rights movement continues. "Contrary to what historians believe that we left. We are here to say its confirmed that all these years we were here. And now we're welcoming back, students from years ago, who came and put their lives on the line to help us bring change to Southwest Georgia," said Community Activist Shirley Sherrod.
The four day event will focus on major issues in the African American community. Students and young children will be allowed to attend for free.
You can find more information about registration prices HERE.