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 >>
January 6, 2004
Lee County-- A multi-million dollar road project in Lee County is nearly complete. The much anticipated East-West Connector joins U.S. 19 and Philema Road--promising to ease drive time. But, the Connector could mean more.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the East-West Connector, where it intersects with Old Leesburg Road and U.S. 19.
"We are looking right around the end of January, so it's looking really close," Lee County's Administrator Langford Holbrook says the five mile long road that joins U.S. 19 and Philema Road was supposed to wrap up last month. The project has been delayed about four weeks, "We had a really wet year last year and that's the primary reason we had just so many days of rain that they couldn't get out there."
Under overcast skies, workers were out there today, laying the last few feet of asphalt. But, this road is more than pavement, "Now certainly in the future it opens up a lot more land in the southern end and part of the planning we have done is to try to you know encourage development where we already have infrastructure."
The land that runs long the East-West Connector is owned by just a handful of families. And where the connector will intersect with U.S. 19 is considered to have the best real estate potential. Holbrook says, "You know they straightened Old Leesburg Road so that island in-between 19 and Old Leesburg Road is bigger now, I think that will be a prime commercial area."
The land is zoned for commercial use. But, Holbrook says those families are using their property for farmland and might not develop it soon. Holbrook says some subdivisions are being developed on the East-West Connector east of Lover's Lane Road.