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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
There's a new law in Georgia designed to protect people on bicycles.
Drivers are now required to give bicyclists three feet of space when they pass them.
Dr. Ben Hogan knows the dangers of bicycling.
"We very well should've been dead," said Dr. Hogan.
While riding his bicycle on Inner Perimeter Road two years ago, a truck came up behind him and hit him.
"There was no traffic beside the guy and he got on the road too close," said Hogan. "All it takes is a few seconds of not paying a attention."
Hogan was thrown into the ditch. He says he did have some bad road rash, a few broken bones and a separated shoulder.
Jordan Ganas survived a truck/bike crash, too.
"It hit right here which then knocked my handle bars to the right which caused my whole bike to flip like that," said Ganas. "I flew a good 10 feet."
They're both thankful for a new law that requires cars to give bicycles an extra three feet of space when passing them.
It would prevent future crashes and little Thomas Mosley's family is banking on it.
"Follow the rules of the road make sure you know your bike is vehicle," said Mosely.
Bike crashes happen all too often. Blake Waagner, owner of the Valdosta Bike Center says at least once a month a college student is hit. It's important for everyone to pay attention and follow the law and share the road.
Waagner says a lot of drivers believe bicyclists should ride on sidewalks but that is illegal.