Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Here in Albany, ASU's Homecoming week has the largest impact of any event the city hosts each year.
Chamber of Commerce officials estimate it pumps 3.5M dollars into the economy.
Businesses have been gearing up for this weekend for months.
On Monday, festivities kicked off with a SGA pep rally on ASU's campus.
There are more than 2,000 hotel rooms in Albany and this weekend they are at 90 percent occupancy.
Staff at Best Western say they are getting keys ready, doing deep cleanings and preparing extra linens ahead of time to make sure things run as smooth as possible.
Most hotel rooms are booked but there is still hope for those last minute planners.
"People cancel, things pop up I just tell them to keep calling every day because you never know we might have that one cancellation where we can fit you in. I tell them if you know someone who's got a room, call them see if they can stay with them," said Cheyenne Goodman, Front Desk Representative at Best Western.
This all leads up to the big parade and homecoming game event on Saturday.
Close to 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance at the game on Saturday, so make sure to show your support by dressing in your blue and gold.
There are homecoming related events going on all week.