Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Crash analysis experts with the Georgia State Patrol and the DOT are predicting 2,315 traffic crashes resulting in 1,094 injuries and 23 deaths during the 78 hour July 4th holiday travel period which begins Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight, Sunday, July 6th.
Just in time for the holiday, the state is cracking down on drunk drivers. Georgia State Troopers and local law enforcement will be out enforcing the statewide Operation Zero Tolerance. Motorists can expects random sobriety check points throughout the state.
Slightly over 1 million Georgians are expected to take to the road during the 78 hour holiday travel period. Officers will also be taking part in the 100 Days of Summer Heat to get to drivers to slow down and buckle up. Last year 8 of 9 fatal traffic accidents over the July 4th holiday occurred on state highways, county roads, and city streets. Only one fatality was on Georgia Interstates. In 5 of those deaths, the victims were not wearing safety belts.
While motorists are urged to buckle up, slow down, and not drink and drive; a 2008 study conducted by GMAC Insurance shows that 33 million American drivers could not pass a written drivers exam to obtain a license if tested.
The 20 question survey was presented to 5,524 drivers from all 50 states. The questions, which were obtained official DMV tests, ranged from what to do when approaching a flashing yellow light at an intersection, the distance a driver should signal before making a right or left turn, and what to do when a pedestrian is crossing your lane when there is no crosswalk.
AAA expects 40.4 million Americans to travel for the Independence Day Holiday.