Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:26:33 GMT
We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:31:17 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
May 6, 2008
Albany -- It can be a waiting game for drivers on Nottingham Way. "When traffic is real bad, I wait about 15 to 20 minutes at the most," said Monica Gilylrd.
"Come holiday season, Thanksgiving and Christmas, just forget about getting anywhere in that area," said Ward V City Commissioner, Bob Langstaff Jr.
And many drivers fail the test of patience. "The intersection of Nottingham and Westover Road have been the number one accident site in the city for a number of years," said Langstaff.
A 70-thousand dollar traffic study proposes connecting Westover to Ledo to help reduce traffic congestion. "Where Westover has the furniture store behind the mall, it would just extend into Ledo road close to Byne church. And it would actually go under the Bypass. There would be bridges built on the bypass to go over it," said Langstaff.
"We feel like it would ease congestion on Nottingham Way and allow easier access from Dougherty County into Ledo and Ledo into Dougherty Counties," said Transportation Engineer, Ritchey Marbury.
There would also be a traffic light placed on Nottingham at the entrance to the Carmike Cinemas and Kohls. "The problem is the lack of right of way. So we would provide some left and right turns along Nottingham Way," said Marbury.
The total amount of the project will cost about 10 million dollars with the federal and state government paying most of it. The local government would pay between 10 to 20 percent of those costs.
And Albany city leaders want Lee County to share those expenses. "We would split that local match because it is going to benefit Lee county, just as it will benefit Dougherty County.
And it will benefit people coming from other counties who are coming here. Making it easier for shoppers to spend money and pump revenue into the economies of both Lee and Dougherty Counties.
Changes to Nottingham are scheduled to begin by the end of the year. And the completion of the extension of Westover to Ledo could take five to seven years.