Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
January 29, 2008
Albany -- Police are still trying to figure out exactly how both accidents happened, but they know that speed and distracted drivers often contribute to deadly wrecks.
They say it's imperative for your safety and the safety of others for you to slow down and pay attention.
Drivers pass by the scene of Tuesday morning's fatality with expressions of shock on their faces.
57-year-old Linda Salstrom of Woodstock was killed after being hit by several vehicles around 6:45. Witnesses told firefighters she walked onto the roadway.
"We're still looking into the circumstances into which the first fatality occurred," said APD Spokesperson Phyllis Banks.
Police don't know why Salstrom was in the road, but her car was found still running in the emergency lane with the door open.
Less than six hours later, only about a half mile west of where the first fatality occurred, 21-year old Alicia Gambrell was killed when the small Mazda pickup truck she was riding in veered off the road and was pinned underneath this Wal-mart trailer which was parked on the side of the road.
"The conditions under which this wreck occurred remain under investigation," said Banks. "Right now they're working to find out exactly what happened."
Ms. Gambrell died on the scene. 23-year old Jeffery Adams, who was driving the truck with Worth County tags, and 1-year old Tristin Gambrell were taken to the hospital. They are both in fair condition.
"Make sure you're not doing anything that may be a distraction while you're driving," she said. "It is sad, but as drivers we need to be more cautious."
So that more lives aren't lost on this highway.
59-year old Jimmy Howell from Fort White, Florida was driving the eighteen wheeler. He told police he was parked on the side of the road reading a map when the pickup truck crashed into him.
Police haven't said if they plan to charge Adams or Howell.