Thursday, May 23 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:18:55 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
May 26, 2004
Albany -- A dangerous situation at the pedestrian cross walk on West Broad Avenue, as driver's don't yield.
An Albany Police Officer saw a child almost killed in that cross walk earlier this week. Now he's mad, and he wants drivers to slow down and yield for pedestrians before someone is hit.
The pedestrian crosswalk on Broad Avenue in front of the Albany Chamber of Commerce is much busier. Corporal Cecil Whittington says "We are getting more people downtown now with the businesses , walkers, Harvest Moon."
The cross walk is well marked with flashing lights, but lots of drivers aren't paying attention. And it almost turned deadly this week. Whittington said " A lady with her two children, one in her arms, and he got away from her on this side of the street. A person in a truck like to hit the little boy right here."
We checked to see if people were slowing for the cross walk. Cpl. Whittington said "They are supposed to be observing the stop. See he won't do it until I step out here. And that's a danger. That's a danger for the citizen. Cause the uniform is what's probably going to make them stop, but a citizen you know, it could be critical for them if they didn't stop."
Another problem, those beautiful palm trees in the middle of the road can block the vision of walkers. Cpl Whittington said "Watch the angel of the car coming here. And if I stood right here, you could be in a dead spot. And if you were in too big of a hurry, you could step out there."
Corporal Whittington warns drivers to slow down at the pedestrian crossings downtown at Broad and also on Pine in front of the Courthouse. He hopes it does not take a child dying there to make the point.
Corporal Whittington thinks it might be a good idea to put ripple bumps leading up to the cross walks to remind motorists to slow down and prepare to yield to pedestrians.