Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
May 20, 2003
Albany- Soon police officers won't be the only ones with radar guns. Residents who live along Hilltop Drive and Valley Road will have them too.
"This program is basically modeled after the neighborhood watch concept. In other words, we're empowering the people in the neighborhood to do something about their problem, in this instance speeding problem, realizing that the police department can't be everywhere all the time," says Sgt. Leonard Bell.
First residents sign a pledge card promising to slow down themselves and hopefully become a pace car for other motorists.
"Once they sign the pace car pledge they get a window cling decal so that when you get behind one of these vehicles you know just to go ahead and slow down because they're not going to speed through a neighborhood," explains Michele DeMott of Albany Safe Communities.
Then they become eligible to take a radar class next month to learn to clock speeds. Violators won't get a ticket but will get a letter in the mail asking them to slow down.
"You get a sense of community behind trying to slow people down as well so we'll see if it works out," says Nathan Levy. And if it does, residents say they'll be relieved to know their neighborhood is once again safe for them and their children.
Several people signed up for the program tonight. Organizers have already received requests from people in other neighborhoods to begin the program in their area.