Saturday, May 25 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:33:31 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
May 18, 2006
Albany -- Albany City leaders say we all need to work together to make our streets safer. Some people in Albany are concerned about and how city leaders are stepping up to hear the issues.
A fun afternoon at Riverfront park could potentially be dangerous as traffic flies by.
"I'm just so afraid that somebody's going to get hit or ran over," said Taiwana Jenkins.
Heather Rhodes catches several drivers breaking traffic laws and not paying attention as she walks through her neighborhood.
"He swerved a little too far right and I had to jump up on the curb right here behind me where you're looking at and of course I had to stop and catch my breath," said Heather Rhodes.
Traffic safety is a huge concern for citizens we spoke to so we came to the public safety forum to find out what the city is doing to address the issue.
"What we do is identify those areas that have high areas of complaints with regard to those particular issues. We also target the high accident intersections," said Police Chief James Younger.
Citizens of all walks of life came to hear city officials address the public's safety concerns at a meeting called by the Mayor. Issues included sexual predators, solving homicides, and procedures for reporting crimes to law enforcement.
"We try to execute things that we certainly know that the public needs and wants. Public safety is at the top of our list as a city," said Mayor Willie Adams.
Tackling traffic problems is something citizens like Bill Wright take comfort in knowing as he rides his bike around town.
"Public awareness, just hearing and seeing. That's all it takes just a little knowlege," said cycler Bill Wright.
The city says it's working to address these public safety issues, to keep everyone safer on Albany's streets.
The meeting gave people a chance to meet local law enforcement face to face and give suggestions to those officials.