Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
May 1, 2006
Albany-- More than 500,000 people are injured each year and more than 700 die in bicycle crashes. To increase safety awareness, Governor Sonny Perdue proclaimed May Bike Month in Georgia. The program encourages motorists and cyclists to share the roads.
Two wheels and one road is all Chip Battle needs on his quest for health and recreation.
"It's just fun. It's just nice to be on the road," says Battle. A road that takes him and his riding buddies over hills and along the Good Life City's smooth pavement.
"Albany has got real good terrain. You can get out of town in just a couple of minutes and you're out on country roads with very little traffic," says Battle. Whether he's pedaling through very little traffic or even a big flow, it requires caution.
"We always need to be cautious because you have to be aware of what's around you," says Battle. And being aware of what's behind as well. Riders are taught to obey the rules of the road.
"By that, all your stop signs, your yield signs. Don't weave in and out of traffic," says Cycle World's Jim Laue. But the rules require two players, cyclists and motorists. "They have to give you a little bit of room out there and we do appreciate any amount we can get," says Laue.
Cyclists say sharing the road is the best way for all to be safe. For some, the road sharing seems to be working. "In all the miles I ride, I have very few problems with motorists," says Battle.
Others haven't been as lucky as they ride because of what they call driver frustration or impatience. "I've had a box of chicken bones thrown at me. I've had beer bottles thrown at me, had a friend hit from behind with a bat up in Cordele," says cyclist Chris Weaver.
"Here lately there's been a lot of hit and runs," says Laue.
So Battle and the rest of these Albany riders hit the pavement in what they call safe numbers and they hope to educate. "We just have a good time," says Battle.
Although the modes of transportation are different, it's a good time on two-wheels they want to share with those who drive on four.
Share The Road Campaign organizers remind drivers to pass bicyclists safely and remember cyclists have the right to ride on the roads.