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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
April 25, 2004
Lee County- State Representative Ed Rynders says support from his constituents is driving him to seek a second term in office, and even with a newly drawn district he feels he'll be able to continue to fight for the issues most important to the people in district 152.
"Issues like saving and protecting the HOPE Scholarship, I was proud of my work in that and the higher education committee, as well as protecting traditional marriage as we know it and the ban on same-sex marriage in Georgia," Rynders says.
Aside from his voting record Rynders says voters should know that he's the type of politician that considers all sides of an issue and tries to come up with a common sense solution.
"You can't always make everybody happy and I'm not the kind of politician that does that. I'm not interested in compromise if it truly goes against what we believe in."
After hearing about Senator Roony Bowen's retirement plans Rynders admits considering running for Bowen's seat.
"But ultimately I thought the best thing to do was to continue to build the relationships and continue to learn the process."
He's hoping he'll be able to use that knowledge to continue to work for the voters in his district.
The redistricting plan created some controversy for Rynders seat. Under the proposed plan he would have gone head-to-head with Democrat Bob Hanner of District 133, but judges re-structured the maps so that the incumbents wouldn't have to face each other.