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 >>
If Southwest Georgia voters from a 14 county region approve a one cent transportation sales tax in an election later this year, officials estimate it would raise $153 million to be spent on Georgia road and safety improvements.
One of the projects on the final constrained list in Dougherty County for high preference would be the widening of state route 133.
City officials say widening 133 is important to Albany's Marine Base for the shipment of products by truck, and would help in the next Base Realignment hearings.
Another big project would be the Westover Boulevard extension, including an underpass under the Liberty Expressway, to improve traffic safety in Albany's busiest shopping region.
"Albany is a retail hub. So one of the main things is you got to make it safe for the people to get here. If they can drive here, and they can get somewhere they want to go to, they'll come here," said Albany City Engineer Bruce Maples.
Advocates of the transportation one cent sales tax say the money would improve the transportation safety, and bring jobs and economic development to Southwest Georgia.
Voters in the 14 county region will decide if they want the tax increase in an election later this year.
Click HERE to see the Southwest Georgia Constrained List