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 >>
February 18, 2006
Albany- Mattresses and garbage left along East Albany streets have frustrated some neighbors. Saturday, city commissioners, Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful volunteers and neighbors joined forces to clean up at least one street.
Johnnie Pearl Hammond and neighbors along Barkley Boulevard were thrilled to see more than 30 volunteers armed with shovels. Volunteers hope the improvements will dig in and find roots.
"On the other street you come through there and you can see where people have gone down allies and have been dumping," said Johnnie Pearl Hammond, a Barkley Blvd. homeowner.
"It is a struggle because what will happen is we have an area clean, and it will be cleaned on Friday, and on Saturday the debris is back in the same area," said Councilwoman Dorothy Hubbard, Albany, Ward 2.
The city, Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful, and neighbors hope that by planting 32 new trees and improving Barkley Boulevard the effort will take root and grow.
"It's more than just planting a tree when you're talking about, coming to a community like this. You're planting trees, but you're also planting hope," said Roger Mishoe, a volunteer.
"It's going to always be a struggle and I just have to keep at it and make sure that people are aware that it is illegal to throw things out of the cars and to leave things on the street," said Hubbard.
While the city is committed to improving the area for all, they say it can't be done alone.
"The city can not do it alone, nor can the citizen's do it alone, so it's going to mean it's a collaboration of working together," said Hubbard.
Neighbors hope today's work will make others stand up and notice how nice their street can be with a little effort.
"I hope it will be a notice for the other parts of the neighborhood to come together," said Hammond.
That it might cause someone to think twice before tossing aside their garbage. The price tag for Saturday's work, more than 900 dollars for the new Holly trees and man hours to dig the holes, but neighbors say it makes their street look like a million bucks.