Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
November 24, 2004
Lowndes County - Another speeder, another traffic stop, and another ticket handed out to a motorist in a hurry. "We've got a lot of traffic on the road and with high speeds, that's just a deadly combination," said Trooper Oscar Fernandez.
State troopers are swarming Georgia highways to make sure you're kept safe this holiday travel period. "Since we hit Georgia its been about four to five police cars every couple of miles," said Craig Wilburn.
They're predicting more than 3,000 accidents with 20 fatalities. "We'll have 75 percent of our troopers out throughout the holiday weekend," said Fernandez.
Troopers say they're on the lookout for four things. "Speeders, reckless drivers, road rage, and seat belt violations," said Fernandez.
One thing that could cause a big problem this holiday weekend is the weather. State troopers say that even if its flooding outside, most motorists won't slow down. "When people have somewhere to go, they want to get from point A to point B as quickly as they can and conditions really don't affect them," said Fernandez.
Most of the vehicles they've stopped today have been traveling about 20 miles over the speed limit. "High 80's and low 90's," said Fernandez.
So to ensure you make it to that holiday celebration safely and without a ticket, troopers advise you to leave early, buckle up, and most importantly, slow down.
Troopers will also have road blocks set up throughout the state to look for impaired drivers. The holiday weekend runs through midnight on Sunday.