Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
June 24, 2004
Albany - A forklift looks like it would be fun to drive, but it can also be dangerous.
The Marine Base in Albany has nearly 290 industrial type trucks that haul supplies and equipment. As a fun way to teach safety, the fork lifts have taken to the obstacle course.
It's a rodeo, but instead of horses you have a forklift. For the first time ever, marines and civilians competing in a fork lift rodeo. Staff Sergeant Herbert Kennedy says, "It's a big rivalry and it's a lot of fun, a lot of fun."
A fun, but serious, three course obstacle. Starting out with a heavy chore, lifting and maneuvering a more than 2,200 pound block of cement.
The driver then goes for a spin, weaving in and out of imaginary boxes, making sure they can control the machine in small spaces.
Now, for the tough part, getting the forklift to make a 90 degree turn while staying between the lines.
It's a great way to bring home forklift bragging rights, but also touch up on safety too. Kennedy adds, "It's a strong way to enforce, in a fun way, OSHA regulations and base regulations."
Making sure MCLB workers, whether civilian or military, don't get injured while on the job.
In the United States, tens of thousands of fork lift drivers are injured every year.