Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
May 21, 2003
Valdosta - Smoking in local restaurants could soon be a thing of the past. "We're considering this ordinance to provide our citizens with a healthier, cleaner dining environment," said Councilman Sonny Vickers.
The Valdosta city council is considering an ordinance that would only allow smoking in restaurants with separate air filtration systems. "It's created a better atmosphere in Albany and seems to be going well there, maybe it could do the same here," said Vickers. "We're not trying to stop people from smoking, but we don't think non-smokers should have to breathe the air when they're smoking."
Eric Saunders owns Charley O'Corley's Pub and Grill, and says the ordinance would be detrimental to his business. "I'd lose a lot of customers and may even have to move out of the city limits or to Remerton," said Saunders.
Other restaurant owners say the ordinance could be a positive thing, and are confident their business will continue to thrive. "We offer good food, good service, and that's what people come here for," said Chuck Rasmussen, Ruby Tuesday Manager. "I don't think we'd lost any customers."
Many Valdosta diners agree. "The smoke aggravates my allergies, and it doesn't help the taste of the food either," said Betty Bush.
The city council stresses that they're only considering the clean air ordinance, and will carefully examine the pros and cons before making any decisions.