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 >>
May 20, 2008
Dougherty County -- It only takes a second to click your seat belt, but more than two-thirds of young drivers killed in nighttime crashes didn't take that second to buckle-up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released that figure this week.
Georgia law enforcers just kicked-off the "100 days of summer heat" campaign to remind drivers that seat belts save lives.
They say when inexperienced drivers are on the road at night, it's especially important for them to buckle up.
"Teens that have other teens in the car are four times more likely to be in a wreck. And they're also twice as likely to be killed by not wearing their seat belt. So when you put those statistics together, they can become overwhelming, but that's something we're trying to change. And that's why we're doing our enforcement," said Lt. Tom Jackson of the Dougherty County Police.
Anyone under the age of 18 must buckle up, even if they're in a pick-up truck.
With Memorial Day coming up, local law enforcers will set up road-blocks. They encourage you to slow down, wear your seat-belt and don't drink and drive.