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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's the first day of school for thousands of kids in southwest Georgia. Dougherty county schools start Monday morning. The elementary school bell rings at 8 A. M which means parents are probably getting ready to leave the house soon and some teachers have already made their way through the school doors.
School police tell WALB News 10 that the school zone near Sherwood Acres Elementary is one of the busiest school zones in Dougherty county and one where they have the biggest problem with speeders. So this year they hope parents and drivers will just slow down, be mindful of kids walking to school, and pay close attention to changing speed limits. Also leave the house earlier than normal during the first week of school to make up for traffic increases.
There will be staggered starting times for the schools again this year so the school cross walks caution times will range from 7:15 until 8:30 in the morning and from 2:15 until 4:00 in the afternoon when school lets out. Albany police and Dougherty county police will be out in full force making sure traffic slows down in the school zones and they will be giving tickets with hefty fines.
"Sometimes it is foggy and during the winter with the time change it is dark in the mornings. You know when you live near a school or school zone so be mindful when heading to work,"
School police say a lot of kids walk as far as a quarter mile to school so watch out for them. Also crossing guards are at risk. There were two Dougherty county school students struck by cars last year and police want drivers to slow down and hopefully prevent anymore accidents. Fines are doubled for speeding in school zones and can range from $200 to $1000.
Here are the excess speeds, monetary fines, and drivers license points in place for Dougherty County.