Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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 >>
May 17, 2003
(Atlanta-AP) -- The General Assembly is trying to put the brakes on naming highways for individuals. But lawmakers still managed to approve name changes for 25 roads, highways, intersections and bridges during this past session.
Georgia has roadways named for Civil War heroes, politicians, civil rights leaders, football coaches, journalists and country music stars, including the Travis Tritt Highway in Paulding County. This year, the House Transportation Committee started new rules intended to clamp down on an unprecedented binge that between 1935 and 2001 saw 600 state roadways named for individuals.
The new regulations require a person to be nationally prominent, deceased or out of office for two years before a roadway can bear his or her name. A change on a local roadway could cost just a few thousand dollars. A proposal a few years ago by the city of Atlanta to change the name of Ashby Street to the Reverend Joseph Lowery Boulevard could have cost the state much more.
A deputy commissioner with the state Department of Transportation, Harold Linnenkohl, says it would have cost as much as $700,000 before modifications reduced the price tag.