Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
For years, south Georgia hasn't really gotten its fair share of money from the Department of Transportation. Many needed road projects have been delayed or called off altogether.
Soon, we'll have a chance to change that.
A new state law allows counties in various regions of the state to team up, charge an extra penny sales tax, and use the revenue for projects in that region. Dougherty County would be part of a 14-county southwest Georgia region.
City and county leaders throughout our area have already started meeting to come up with a list of proposed projects to put before the voters in 2012 . . . things such as widening Highway 133.
Leaders agree having a major 4-lane highway all the way from Albany to Valdosta would have a major impact on the area's economy.
We hope those leaders will work diligently together to come up with a strong list of projects they can sell to the voters. If they don't, the transportation SPLOST will be doomed.
Nobody likes to pay more taxes, but sometimes paying a little can have a big payoff.
Hopefully, that will be the case with THE T-SPLOST.