Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:34:50 GMT
Albany trauma specialist say most of the trauma cases they see result from car crashes, and too many of those crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Now they're spreading a message in honor of TraumaMore >>
Albany trauma specialist say most of the trauma cases they see result from car crashes, and too many of those crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Now they're spreading a message in honor of Trauma Awareness Month.More >>
Driving Tips from the Governor's office of Highway Safety
1. Number One is a no-brainer…If you don't have to go out during hazardous weather conditions, then stay home! This isn't the blizzard of the century so save yourself unnecessary trips to stock up on peanut butter and flapjacks. Stay home where it's warm and you won't run a chance of crashing on icy roads or being stranded in the cold.
2. If you do have to drive, give it your full concentration. This is no time for distracted drivers with a cell phone in one hand and hot coffee in the other. Drive cautiously with both hands on the wheel. Two-fisted drivers are ready for the unexpected when steering becomes a challenge. Buckle Your Safety Belt.
3. Slow down! Driving too fast for conditions is what gets too many drivers in trouble when they hit those unseen pockets of icy road. Plan ahead to give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.. Plan on delays.. Plan to be patient or don't plan to leave the house at all.
4. Don't tailgate or follow too close. Avoid "grouping-up" with a pack of other vehicles, especially at higher speeds. This may help you to avoid those terrible chain reaction crashes you see on the news. Buckle your safety belt.
5. Don't use cruise control when driving on ice, snow, or sleet. Cruise control is designed for normal driving conditions. But slippery roads can cause wheel-spin and loss of control when you're locked in cruise control. The time it takes to disengage cruise control may be time you don't have during a spin-out.
6. Don't panic! - Don't slam on the brakes! If you find yourself sliding or losing control, take your foot off the gas and resist the temptation to slam on the brakes. Sudden braking will only eliminate what little traction you have. Buckle your safety belt.
7. Even the most experienced drivers are at the mercy of the ice if they start to spin. If you're already driving slowly, spin outs aren't as deadly or as terrifying. Experienced road Troopers at the Georgia State Patrol advise us to steer in the direction of the spin until the vehicle comes to a stop.
8. This brings us back to Safe Winter Driving Tip Number One. Don't drive if you don't have to. Once you're stranded during a severe weather episode, it can take emergency services a while to get to you because of the increased number of severe incidents.. and remember, responders have to drive on those icy roads too. State Troopers advise that motorists who insist on driving in severe weather conditions should have at leasta half tank of gas,carry a freshly charged cell phone, pack warm clothes and a blanket, and have a working flashlight in their vehicle. So Slow Down. Buckle Up & Drive Sober.