Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
April 30, 2003
(Hahira-AP) -- A closed bridge in south Georgia is putting the capability of two different ways of life to the test. The Franks Creek Bridge on Interstate 75 in north Lowndes County has been closed for six months for repairs. That forces the farmers to use nearby U.S. 41, parallel to I-75, to move tractors and other equipment through Hahira to another bridge across the Interstate.
At less than 20 miles per hour, dozens of cars and impatient drivers trail behind, unable to pass on the busy two-lane highway. It's a clash of cultures that pits the explosion of housing developments north of Valdosta against the once-dominant agricultural way of life.
It has been that way since October 23rd, when the boom of a hydraulic excavator carried on the back of a tractor-trailer on I-75 hit the bridge.
Northbound traffic was re-routed seven miles up U.S. 41 for more than 30 hours while Department of Transportation workers removed the unstable span.
Officials say the situation will not be alleviated anytime soon. The best estimate is March 2004.