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 >>
Florida A&M University was in turmoil recently when Georgia native Robert Champion died in a band-related hazing ritual.
Champion's death has been ruled a homicide, but no arrests have been made in the case.
FAMU has eliminated some students from the campus. Seven FAMU band members have been arrested for hazing other students
While not fatal, another instance of hazing at FAMU injured a female band member so badly that her thigh was broken. We say this sort of initiation goes way over the line of what's reasonable, and is criminal activity.
State Representative Joe Wilkinson introduced a bill that would ban any student convicted of hazing from enrolling in Georgia's K-12 schools, colleges and universities, even if the incident happened in another state.
It would also add athletic teams to the list of organizations covered under the law.
Experts say Georgia and many other states have anti-hazing laws, but we wonder if they're tough enough.
We believe there are non-violent ways that organizations can have their members earn a spot.
When bones are broken and lives are lost, the message is clear that things are out of hand.