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 >>
Valdosta - The number of vehicles on Valdosta streets is soaring. "We are experiencing a huge growth, and we see no end," said Von Shipman, Traffic Engineer.
But surprisingly, the number of accidents isn't. "We are now at a level that is similar to what was existing back in the early 1990's," said Shipman.
Traffic Engineer Von Shipman recently conducted a study that looked at traffic growth over the past 14 years and the most accident-prone intersections. The results show a slight increase in accidents between 1994 and 1997, but since then, the numbers have fallen and held steady. "Considering the growth we've had, we think that's a good barometer of what we've been able to do," said Shipman.
Shipman credits the decrease in accidents to continual road improvements by the city. "We don't wait for accidents to materialize before we start the ball rolling for improvements; we keep our eyes on critical intersections where there's congestion, and we try to mitigate it," said Shipman.
For more than five years now, the intersection at North Valdosta Road and Country Club Drive has seen more accidents than any other intersection in the city. But recent construction improvements, like widening and realigning the turning lanes, have cut the number of accidents nearly in half. "Approximately 50 less crashes have occurred at that intersection on a monthly basis since the project was completed," said Shipman.
As drivers, we often get frustrated with all the road construction around town, but its projects like these that are making our daily travels more convenient, and safer. "While it might mean you have to drive a little out of your way, we feel like it will save people time, it will save people frustration," said Shipman.