Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - At certain parts of the day, Valdosta's roads resemble those of a major city. When Mayor John Fretti announced his plan to refocus on past initiatives, the city's increase in traffic was part of his reasoning.
"Valdosta is a hub, so not only do our citizens travel our streets, but those who come to us from other counties" says City Engineer Von Shipman. "As a metro area, we're feeling in the morning that bit of rush hour."
Over the past year, Valdosta citizens have proposed around sixty transportation projects. Of the sixty, several have the potential to improve the city's traffic flow. "One project that's on the master plan is the extension of Woodrow Wilson between Oak Street and Patterson Street, creating, in effect, a new East-West connector," says Shipman.
Improvements are also needed around Valdosta's Colonial Mall. City workers hope to provide alternative ways to access the mall that don't require major roads.
City workers say the need for transportation improvements is continually rising.
"We're able to move traffice pretty good in Valdosta, but if we don't start moving on some of these other projects, we will start to see some additional congestion," explains Shipman.
A special city council workshop will be held in early February to determine which projects will be most beneficial to this developing city. With expansion comes the ever-growing need for safe and efficient travel.