Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 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 >>
February 26, 2007
Albany -- State Troopers are stepping up their enforcement of Georgia's Move Over Law.
Enacted in 2003, the law says a driver must move over one lane when passing an emergency vehicle with flashing lights on the side of the highway, or slow down.
Troopers say many South Georgia drivers are not following the law, so they are cracking down. In 2005 nationally 15 officers were struck and killed by passing cars while working outside their patrol cars. South Georgia troopers say it happens too often. SFC Scott Woodell said "we've had some close calls just here in Albany. Luckily, luckily so far no one has been hurt."
Troopers say they do all they can to protect themselves and motorists stopped on the highway, but they say drivers need to follow the move over law. Woodell said "there is a risk at standing out there on the side of the road, trying to enforce these laws, when you got all these screaming bullets coming by you."
Troopers and other law enforcement agencies will start working in pairs on patrol, so the second officer can pull over drivers who fail to move over, or slow down. Woodell said "move over to the other lane, and if you can't move over into the other lane, you are supposed to slow down below the speed limit, below the speed limit, and be prepared to stop."
To try to prevent events like this, Troopers say they will step up the enforcement.
The Move Over Law can bring a fine of $500 for a first offense, and it does apply to all emergency vehicles like tow trucks or utility workers.