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 >>
August 28, 2007
Albany- The Georgia Department of Transportation does not consider the intersection of Newton and Leary Roads to be dangerous.
According to G-DOT's statistics, there have been 30 crashes at the intersection since 2000. Twenty of those crashes were rear end collisions which is considered the driver's error and not a result of road safety issues. None of the crashes were fatal.
In 2002, to better mark the intersection, a blinking light was installed and Leary Road was straightened into Newton. A crash this weekend was caused by a distracted driver who was arguing with the passenger.
"In years past we did not even have a caution light at that intersection. Now it's clearly marked and they've put caution lights there I mean the only way you could make for sure would be to put a signal there, but again this accident we had we had a driver that was distracted so even if there had been a signal there it could have results in the same outcome," said Lt. T.J. Jackson, Dougherty County Police.
Dougherty County Police encourage drivers not to get distracted while they're driving.