Monday, May 20 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:45:01 GMT
Georgia law enforcers say if you don't wear your seat belt, you can expect to get a ticket. The annual May "Click it or Ticket" campaign got underway Monday across Georgia. Through the Memorial Day holidayMore >>
Georgia law enforcers annual click it or ticket campaign is underway, to get people to buckle up for safety.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:40:05 GMT
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a 15 and 14-year-old broke into On The Way Tax ServicesMore >>
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:38:02 GMT
With summer almost here, more motorcycles will be on the road. And south Georgia bikers urge you to watch out for them. They're asking car and truck drivers to look twice and make sure there is not aMore >>
South Georgia motorcyclists urge drivers to pay attention to the road, and look twice before pulling out.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:32:01 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
July 1, 2005
Turner County- Weeks of record gas prices are not effecting the number of Americans hitting the roads.
"My car get pretty good gas mileage, so I don't worry about it, and of course it's already planned, so I'm going," says Brenda Reeder.
Reeder shopped around at home in Nashville, Tennessee before heading south. She says prices at the pump weren't going to ruin her vacation.
"I paid $1.96 at Wal-mart before I left, and I'm still on the same tank," says Reeder.
A record 34 million people will be hitting the roads for the fourth, that's more than Thanksgiving. So, law enforcers are urging motorists to be extra careful on busy roads.
"Pay attention. Try to be careful with the cell phones. If you've got a problem with your directions, stop to read the map. Pull into a rest area and do it. Don't do it riding down the road. Of course make sure everyone's buckled in, especially the kids. Make sure they are well restrained in their car seats," says Deputy Scott Hawkins.
Thirty-four people died on Georgia's roads over the Memorial Day holiday, doubling last years number of fatalities.
"That's one of the worst things about this job is some of the things you have to see, and when you get that call to an accident like that, it just gives you a bad feeling in your stomach," says Hawkins.
So, for fourth of July troopers and deputies will be concentrating on zero tolerance for motorist who chose to break the law.
"Don't drink and drive and watch the speed. Don't just look out for yourself. Watch the other guy," Hawkins says.
Last year 12 people died on Georgia roadways during the fourth of July holiday.