Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
Albany- It's the most frustrating color for almost every driver, red. The Albany City Engineering office is working hard to give drivers the green light.
"We try and check about twice a year to make sure that they're maintained properly and we've got ongoing studies all the time to see how we can improve traffic along different corridors," said Bob Alexander, City engineer.
There are intersections in Albany that will bring even the fastest NASCAR driver to a complete stop, intersections like Dawson and Whispering Pines.
"You have the Nottingham and Westover road connection, that's kind of a congested area we're looking at," said Alexander.
Trying to keep traffic moving is a delicate balancing act.
"We like to spread the traffic lights out, about every half mile and that gives you a good progression along the street," said Alexander.
Add in coordinating traffic at a busy intersection and you could have a traffic stand still.
"We also have detectors on the side street, that lets the signal know that there are people waiting to go across the street," said Alexander.
The real trick, however is getting it moving and keeping it that way.
"When you've got a large amount of traffic, like you have on Dawson Road or Oglethorpe, where you just start getting that amount of traffic moving you don't want to stop it. You want to keep it moving as much as you can," said Alexander.
Despite their best efforts, things happen and drivers get angry and there isn't a day without a complaint.
"Some people get frustrated, sometimes a signal might not be working right, but we'll send somebody out there to try to see what the problem is and make adjustments if we can," said Alexander.
The engineering department gets only 500 thousand dollars of the city's 60 million dollar budget. They also get grants from the state and federal government to help improve traffic conditions in Albany and surround Dougherty County.