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 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
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 >>
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 >>
December 30, 2003
Lowndes County - The holiday travel period was a deadly one for Georgia motorists. 24 people were killed in traffic accidents, that's seven more than the Georgia State Patrol predicted. Two of those fatalities were in Lowndes County this weekend, and both were caused by suspected drunk drivers.
Members of the Special Collision Reconstruction Team marked the scene where 31-year-old Renee Palmer lost her life Saturday night. "The driver of the truck on Loch Laurel Road lost control at the intersection of Highway 31, traveled across all five lanes of traffic and struck the car head on," said Trooper Ward Holton.
All that's left of her Toyota Camry is a mangled mess, after being struck by a Ford truck, driven by 30-year-old James Lawson. Kenneth Parker was one of the first on the scene. "I could tell she was in bad shape," said Parker.
He says the driver and passenger in the truck that hit Palmer were obviously drunk. "They were slurring in their speech, and staggering," said Parker.
Friday night, a 10-month-old infant was killed when her aunt, Belinda Spillman, lost control of her car on Radar Site Road. State troopers say she was also driving drunk. "She lost control, spun counter-clockwise and struck a culvert from the rear end," said Holton.
Two deaths in Lowndes County in 24 hours, a sad reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving. "People should not be drinking and driving period, its terrible that an innocent life like that was taken," said Parker.
James Lawson and Belinda Spillman are both charged with vehicular homicide, D.U.I, and failure to maintain lane. James Lawson is in an Atlanta hospital undergoing facial surgery. The passenger in his truck was not injured. Belinda Spillman and her passenger were both treated for minor injuries.