August 15, 2007
Albany-- The state has a new system to make your travels on Georgia highways safe and hassle-free.
To get the latest traffic and travel 411, you can now dial 511. The system launched Wednesday and gives motorists the latest traffic conditions, road or lane closures and weather information.
Callers can also report accidents and request HERO assistance when stranded.
"What we're saying to travelers is 511 is the traveling information that can help you determine most everything that has to do with your mobility," said Governor Sonny Perdue.
Estimated travel times are also available for major roads within the metro-Atlanta area. The system is available 24 hours a day and can be accessed from home or mobile phones.
A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.