Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
August 27, 2003
Valdosta - Lowndes County motorists can breathe a sigh of relief, construction on Bemiss Road is finally complete. "Traffic is flowing right along and it's wonderful," said Kim Barber.
For the past three years, its been a tunnel of orange barrels, construction signs, and only one lane of traffic each way. "We widened the road, put in some turning lane areas, and a concrete median," said Jerry Hughes, D.O.T.
Captain Erin Dick travels up and down Bemiss each day to work at Moody Air Force Base. "It was an inconvenience, and a lot of added stress for drivers," said Dick.
She says the completed construction will have a big impact on the base. "If we were to have a recall and we all had to get out here quick, all of that construction would have caused a huge delay," said Dick. "Now we can move in and out of the base quicker, and do our jobs more efficiently."
Many motorists aren't happy with the addition of the concrete median. They say it's an inconvenience because you can only turn where there's a median cross-over. But D.O.T workers say it makes traveling much safer. "There's been a lot of rear end collisions out here and one of the cars usually ends up in the other lane and could cause a head-on collision," said Hughes. "This will prevent that from happening."
But just why did the construction take so long? "It was a really complex project and we had a high volume of traffic we had to work around," said Hughes.
Even though the construction was an inconvenience for the past three years, D.O.T. workers say the improvements will be worth the hassle. Motorists can now enjoy more convenient and safer travel.