Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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 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 >>
November 20, 2003
Dougherty County-- State Route 133 would be more convenient if it were four lanes, and engineers are taking a look. A year ago, the Department of Transportation announced their big plans to expand the major link between Albany and Valdosta.
This summer consultant engineers were given the thumbs up to start the preliminary engineering phase from Valdosta to Moultrie.
The other half of the road should get it's own engineer by the end of the year. Phase one has begun, but State Route 133 is a long way from getting wider. It's going to be a lengthy process, but drivers and store owners can't wait.
A Smith Transport truck driven by Ryan Hunt. is heading to Valdosta. He's a light away from a two lane busy highway-- State Route 133. "I'd rather travel the interstate because all these two lane roads you have to keep stopping and going for all these people turning," Hunt says.
With time 133 will expand to four lanes, giving drivers like Hunt more room and stores like Moree's Grocery more money. "I think the road will bring in more business," said store employee Alfred Warren.
The store will lose some property, but they don't mind. "We've had a lot of accidents out here and people are scared. I think it will bring in more business if they can get in the lane so they can turn in here right," Warren said.
It won't happen any time soon. Hunt used to work for an asphalt company. He knows what to expect. "It's going to be aggravating if they do go to a four lane because the have so much to do."
Ryan Hunt says in the long run it pays off. There is already funding for the preliminary engineering phase, but right now there's not any money for right-of-way and construction.