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 >>
December 27, 2004
Valdosta - Now that Christmas is over, its time to start taking down the decorations and getting rid of your Christmas trees. But don't toss that tree in the garbage just yet.
These Christmas trees were picked over this year and should be on their way to the landfill. "The gentleman who owns this lot, I was able to persuade him to let me come and get them," said Aaron Strickland.
But Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful Director Aaron Strickland is putting them to good use. "So far there's been well over two million trees recycled since this program started," said Strickland.
It's time for the fourteenth annual "Bring One For the Chipper." On January 8th, these trees will be transformed into mulch for city and county parks. "It's a two fold event because it keeps the volume of waste down at the landfill and it saves the city and county a little bit of money on mulch," said Strickland.
Last year about 1,000 trees were recycled in Lowndes County, and this year, they're shooting for more. "I'm hoping to get around 2,000," said Strickland.
You can drop your tree off at Home Depot, Mathis Auditorium, Super Wal-Mart on Perimeter Road and the city of Hahira site at the corner of Lawson and North Lowndes streets between now and January 8th. People who bring in a tree between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on January 8th will get a free dogwood seedling.