Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
February 3, 2005
Valdosta - Georgia law requires that you buckle up in a car or SUV, but pickup trucks are exempt. The exception was meant for farmers who'd be get in and out of their trucks while working, but some Georgia lawmakers are proposing a bill that will change that.
"Every motor vehicle in my opinion, you should wear your seatbelt, it saves more lives than it kills," said Jeremy Kinsey, State Trooper.
Trooper First Class Jeremy Kinsey has seen countless accidents involving pickup trucks where buckling up would've prevented death and serious injury. He's happy Georgia lawmakers are considering a law that would require seat belt usage in trucks. "We had a fatality just the other day that we're still investigating where if the passenger had a seat belt on it would've saved his life," said Kinsey.
"I don't think they thought about the other people driving trucks and how many trucks there are on the roadway when they made the law," said Kinsey.
A lot of people don't wear their seat belts in a truck because they feel safer in a bigger vehicle than a smaller car. But State Troopers say trucks overturn a lot easier than cars, and your chances of being ejected are much higher. "The center of gravity tends to be a little higher in a truck and they roll over a little easier than a car would," said Kinsey.
So even if it doesn't become the law, its a habit that could make the difference between walking away from an accident or losing your life.