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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A tanker truck hauling grease left the roadway early Tuesday morning bringing down lines and splitting a power line pole in half.
The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Dawson Road across from the Albany mall.
The driver of the Griffin Industries truck out of Thomas County tells WALB that his truck lost power steering, forcing it off the road. The truck then plowed over the curb and took out the pole before coming to a rest several feet away in front of a garage.
The wreck happened just moments after the truck had picked up a load of grease from McDonalds just half-a-block away.
APD and AFD units were called out to the scene where one lane of Dawson Road was shut down for hours.
The driver was not injured but his truck received heavy front end damage.
Lines were down on top of the truck and on the ground, but the main electrical wires were not damaged. An official said the crash did not cause any area businesses to lose power but did rip down the wire connecting a row of street lights.
Georgia Power crews arrived on the scene around 6 a.m. to replace the damaged pole. They estimate the cleanup and replacement efforts to take about three hours.