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February 10, 2003

With America's terror alert now on high, security has been beefed up at airports around the country, including Albany's. The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport director says the changes are so minor here, passengers won't even notice them.

That's not the case at larger airports where some places have had to halt curbside check-in this week to comply with post September 11th rules.

"With us being smaller airport we've already implemented some of the things," Airport Director Richard Howell said. "We are trying to provide the safest environment for our travellers."

Behind the scenes security measures at Southwest Georgia Regional airport are classified. But Howell could say they spent the weekend reviewing security and disaster plans.

posted at 6:33 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com