May 21, 2007
Albany -- If you drove on I-75 over the weekend, you probably noticed the flashing signs: Buckle-up, Every Trip, Every Seat, Every Time. It's part of the click it or ticket campaign that kicked off this morning in Atlanta.
State troopers are getting ready for the busy Memorial Day Holiday weekend, one of the state's deadliest. They point to statistics that prove seat belts save lives.
"Our goal here is simply to save lives. In 2005, we lost 1,744 people to crash deaths. 379 were because of excessive speed, 545 were impaired, 40 percent of them were not wearing safety belts," says Bob Dallas of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
A commemorative field of flags was planted at today's kickoff in memory of the 1,744 Georgians killed in car crashes in 2005.
Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.More >>
The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.More >>
A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.More >>
A neighborhood came together to get Albany children out of the house to play. Folks who live in Avalon Park organized an event for the children in the area to enjoy the weather and being outdoors.More >>
Early County is proud of it's peanut history. The annual Peanut Proud festival is more than just a party. It honors the peanut industry, and what it means to the community.More >>