SWGA BRiefs - Oct. 6

Pine Avenue to be closed to traffic

ALBANY — The 100 block of Pine Avenue in downtown Albany will be closed to traffic Monday through Friday, according to K. Bruce Maples, director of engineering for the City of Albany.

Zane Grace Construction will install brick crosswalks on Pine Avenue as part of a streetscape project. Road construction is expected to be completed during the week.

Front Street will be open to the traffic circle in front of Flint RiverQuarium.

Changes set Tuesday for U.S. Highway 27

BLUFFTON — A realignment of U.S. Highway 27 near Bluffton will take effect at 7 a.m. Tuesday, officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation says.

Traffic on U.S. Highway 27 will be shifted to the newly constructed and resurfaced lanes beginning on the northern end of the Bluffton Bypass at mile post 2.25 and extending north to mile post 4.73.

The project consists of 7.9 miles of widening and reconstruction on U.S. 27 from the Bluffton Bypass to north of Carnegie Road/Vilulah Church Road. After the traffic has been shifted, contractors will remove the old roadway and construct the new roadbed adjacent to the new north bound lanes.

Tifton man, Colquitt County group honored by governor

ALBANY _ A Tifton man and a Colquitt County entity are two of the 15 individuals and organizations named by Gov. Nathan Deal was recipients of the second annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities.

The winners include Frank Maloy of Tifton and Colquitt County Arts Center. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Humanities Council.

Farm Bureau collecting donations to help hungry

ALBANY, GA – Dougherty County Farm Bureau is participating in Georgia Farm Bureau’s annual Harvest for All Campaign to raise money to feed the hungry.

Dougherty County Farm Bureau is collecting monetary donations until Nov. 4 that will be donated to the Georgia Food Bank Association and its seven food bank affiliates located across the state.

Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dougherty County Farm Bureau office located at 315 Eva St. For more information, call (229) 439-9445.