Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
CORDELE, GA (WALB) - The interstate construction along with people returning from vacation has created quite a mess on I-75 where the Cordele Exit and Georgia Highway 300 meet.
There's one thing that comes to mind for drivers on I-75. Cones obstructing vision, people stopping and going, and wrecks up and down the interstate.
That concerns Mike Mckeithan every time he merges onto I-75 from GA Hwy 300.
"When they're coming out at a slow speed and people are going 70 to 80 miles and hour, it's hard to stop" McKeithan said. "The next exit has the same problem where people are at a stand still trying to merge into traffic."
That's exactly what happened at exit 101 where one car rear-ended another. Dale Carver pulled over with his friend who was hit.
"Yes people could be killed and I think it's something that really needs to be addressed," Carver said.
State troopers say with all the construction going on people need to obey the signs to slow down. Traffic is a bit worse in the north bound land because people are traveling back from vacation down south causing traffic to back up. They urge people to keep a fair distance so they don't get into wrecks like dozens of people on the road this weekend.
Even through the cones and stop-and-go traffic can cause a lot of confusion, troopers urge drivers to pay attention so they don't become a victim.
Police officers say breakdowns and wrecks are the main reason for congested traffic this weekend. They continue to urge people to use their blinkers when they merge off and onto the interstate.
Officers say construction on this part of I-75 has been going on for at least three years now. They say if anyone has to pull over, make sure to be off the main road and always use caution lights.