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 >>
January 20, 2003
Albany - A popular place for 4-wheel enthusiasts is not only dangerous, but legally off limits. Hundreds of people are ignoring no trespassing signs while riding at the sand dunes near the sight of the planned Albany Stadium.
On Saturday, 41 year-old Ted Odom of Colquitt County was backing up a slope when he fell off, and his 4-wheeler rolled over him. He died a day later of internal injuries.
"The 4-wheelers aren't made to handle these steep hills," said Billy Brown of Albany Tractor Company, a Polaris ATV dealer. "ATV's shouldn't be driven up slopes of more than 25 degrees. The sand dune's hills are more extreme."
Polaris requires customers to take a safety course in hopes of curbing accidents. "We teach them how to handle the machine, including maneuvers such as driving up slopes, figure eights and ovals," said Brown.
But, the sand dunes are off limits. A wall of no trespassing signs surround the area, some of which is owned by Oxford Construction. The company also put up a fence to deter riders. Albany police often tell riders to leave. But, their patrol cars can't drive into the interior of the dunes, making it nearly impossible to enforce no trespassing.
Rider Billy Webb, of Albany, says riders must use common sense when riding no matter what course their on. "Some of the drivers don't understand the power of these machines. I teach my sons to use common sense and respect the speed and power of the 4-wheeler," said Webb.