Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
October 25, 2002
Mitchell County - When it rains, Mitchell County residents get angry. Their dirt road floods and turns into a muddy mess.
The road is so muddy, the bus driver refuses to go down the path, leaving kids stranded at the highway.
It's even tough for the mail man. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor Mud, can keep John Autrey from making his mail rounds. He says, "It's hard. You have to be careful with boxes. You get stuck and in ditches."
But, the muddy Mitchell Road keeps the bus driver from delivering kids. Parent, Teressa Melton, says, "She says she cannot come down it because it's not passable. My problem is dropping my son off at highway being by himself."
Nine-year-old Will Melton is normally dropped off at his grandmother's house on Big Creek Road, but too much rain on a dirt road gives him a hike. Teressa Melton explains, "It really doesn't seem far for us, but for a child walking in the rain, that's too far."
When Mitchell Road is a muddy mess the bus driver drops Will off at Stage Coach Road. He still has a half a mile to walk before his grandmother can pick him up. His mom says, "He's muddy, shoes covered, pants just muddy."
Will's uncle says they've been fighting with the county for three generations. Big Creek Road is paved up until the Mennonite Church. Richard Griner says, "If the county can pave road for private school, why can't they pave road for public schools? That's the big problem, right there."
The county has a priority paving project list. County Administrator Bennett Adams says Mitchell County Road is scheduled to be paved in 2003, Big Creek Road in 2004. The county is six to eight months behind schedule.