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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
June 10, 2003
Tifton- Thousands of trucks travel along Georgia's roadways every day hauling everything from food to vehicles, and it's up to Department of Motor Vehicle Safety inspectors to make sure their loads are secure.
"We check every actual visible component on the vehicle we can see to make sure it's in a safe operating manner," explains Lt. Johnny Jones.
That also means making sure every load is secured to the truck according to the product's configurations.
"It's a very large concern of ours. I'm not sure the percentages, I don't have any data, but it's not uncommon to find a load that's unsecured," adds Jones.
If a truck is found to have an unsecured load it must be secured before the driver can continue his route. Its also up to the driver to make sure his load is tight even if it's preloaded.
"Sometimes you may have to much weight on the front and you have to move it or the height. Matter of fact the other day I picked up a load that was only 6 inches too high and I had to get up and move some stuff on the top," explains driver Victor Craig.
1,200 to 1,300 inspections like this one a done each month in the Southwest Georgia region. This load was deemed safe and inspectors do all they can to make sure others are too.
Lt. Jones says 30% of drivers and trucks that are inspected in this region are put out of service, meaning they are unsafe for the roadway and must be fixed before they get on the road again.