Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
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 >>
July 20, 2006
Albany - It happens after every election. Campaign signs aren't taken down and become an eyesore. There are rules about when the signs have to be removed, and candidates can rack up fines if they don't take them down.
Long after election day, you can find campaign signs littering yards and streets around town.
"That creates a political eyesore,"said Trece Carter. And it's illegal. Trece Carter and other Jeff Sinyard supporters have spent the last two days picking up campaign signs around Albany.
"We have such a huge number of supporters and we promised them that we would get them a sign as well as recover their sign."
With temperatures in the 90's and a sea of signs around town, that's no easy job. "After ten signs, you kind of stop counting in this heat."
Candidates can find themselves in hot water if they don't clean up their political leftovers. Albany mandates all signs must come down within seven days after the election.
"You don't want the code enforcement division or maybe your neighbors complaining to you. So to make everybody's job easier, let's just comply with the rules," said Carter.
Cleaning up is a little easier for Carter, since her hard work before the election help to lead her candidate to victory.
Code enforcement rarely fines candidates, but they do notify them about lingering campaign signs. Officers says they pick up hundreds of signs themselves.
Counties have different rules regarding campaign signs, so check with your local code enforcement for the rules.