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 >>
Many voters around Southwest Georgia got up Saturday morning to go vote.
It's the first state mandated Saturday where folks have been given the opportunity to vote. In Albany, there was a small line at times, but overall, voting officials handled the crowd well.
Many Dougherty County voters got up a little earlier on this Saturday morning to do something they've never gotten to do before, vote on a Saturday.
"The voting days have changed," said Dougherty County Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson. "It was 45 days. We have now reduced them to 21. Included in that, they are giving voters a chance to come in and vote on Saturdays."
Voters went to the Candy Room on Pine Avenue just like they would go to their own precinct on voting day. And with an election change comes a change in how candidates campaign.
"So many people work during the week," said Coroner candidate Michael Fowler. "Getting off at 5pm, it is tough to get to the polls. Especially on the 31st, a lot of times the lines are backed up. With Saturday now, it's now lines, you can just walk straight in."
Just mere yards away from the government center, supporters waved and yelled at cars as they passed. It was to get votes, but it also to get people to care.
"It is very important to understand each item on that ballot," Fowler said. "You need to piggyback on what has been put out there. People have put information out there about the T-SPLOST or different candidates."
Elections officials made sure voters were not hounded as they went to polls. All laws about campaigning were upheld.
"It is a 150 feet and that is all we ask," said Nickerson. "Even at the polling place, it is a 150 feet from the edge of the building. We made sure they counted it off. Everybody is within the code. Nobody is breaking a law."
Election officials in Dougherty County say early voting has been very successful this year.
July 21st was the only Saturday that you will be able to vote before July 31st. You can still early vote next week. Contact your local elections office for locations.