Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of the main connections between east and west Albany is closed tonight.
Inspectors claim the Broad Avenue Bridge isn't dangerous, but they don't want anyone crossing the bridge, even on foot.
Georgia Department of Transportation workers went underwater to inspect the 89 year old bridge, and they didn't like what they found.
Barricades are up and the Broad Avenue bridge is now closed, and there is no timetable when it may open again. Months, with the emphasis on the 'S' at the end is what state Department of Transportation officials said.
Department of Transportation divers inspected the footers that rest on the bottom of the Flint River, and found significant enough deterioration that they said it needed to be closed. Significant enough to make that decision immediately. Transportation officials want to emphasize there has never been any danger that the structure, built in 1920, would fall.
Of course people are being asked to use the Oglethorpe Bridge, the Oakridge Avenue Bridge, or the bypass now.
Transportation officials say there has already been a plan in the works to rehab the Broad Avenue bridge, but now that plan is pushed up.
There are also environmental issues to be dealt with in the river, and of course the state has to come up with the money to pay for the repairs. Officials say they have no idea when those obstacles will be cleared.