Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
John Baldree describes living on a dirt road as difficult. He recently moved to Armena Road in Lee County and has experienced headaches driving every day on an unpaved road.
"It's just Chaotic, its really hard on your vehicles. The front end tears up a lot and the mud gets in your brakes when it rains."
And when it rains puddles and potholes form. And driving in dry weather kicks up lots of dirt and dust.
Baldree says, "I like the area but it needs to be paved; if it was paved it would be much nicer. We pressure wash our house and an hour later it will be the same way."
The County Public Works Director says maintaining dirt roads isn't easy.
Bob Alexander Lee county Public Works says, "It takes a lot of equipment and time to continually scrape the roads and redo the roads."
Lee county has been dealing with sub par roads for many years. A recent evaluation gave the county's roads a low score.
Bob Alexander, the director of Lee County Public Works says, "The standard is that you have to have a score between 65-70 and we came up at about 59."
Some residents appealed to County Commissioners to allocate more money to paving more dirt roads. The county made a list of dirt roads it planned to pave using money from the previous local option sales tax, but the money ran out before the work was finished.
Alexander says, "There is a commitment to pave these roads, but we have to have the funding to do it."
The county is even having trouble properly maintaining paved roads and Public Works doesn't get much money to keep up paved and unpaved roads.
Alexander says, "Its obvious that the $300,000 that we are spending every year to maintain the roads is not going to be enough, that's the bottom line."