Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Traffic diverted for hours Monday night on busy Highway 19 in Lee County after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a utility pole.
More than eight hours after a Ford Expedition smashed into power pole on the corner of Cedric Avenue and Highway 19, Georgia Power crews were still working to repair damages around 9:30.
Deputies, troopers, firefighters, and EMS crews responded to the wreck at 3:30 p.m. It caused detours through parking lots and side streets right in the middle of rush hour.
Georgia Power had to cut off 900 customers around 8:30 p.m.. GSP Trooper, Chris Jewell, arrested 22-year-old Nicholas Sisneros and charged him with driving under the influence.
Sisneros admitted to messing with his phone before turning onto Cedric from Highway 19, but troopers say he erased his phone history before they could confirm whether he was texting.
Kenny Jackson was driving though the area around 5:00 when traffic was backed up. He parked in a nearby business to observe repairs.
"This isn't good at quitting time and everybody will have a big diversion if they try to come this way," said Jackson. "The traffic was all blocked from North Slappey. They were diverting people and we're looking at a pole that split in two places."
Even though it held up traffic all evening, he's just glad no one was hurt.@
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