News Briefs for Oct. 23, 2013

Slappey, Oglethorpe resurfacing project continues

ALBANY — The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun the process of resurfacing Slappey Boulevard and Oglethorpe Boulevard.

The work will include milling and resurfacing the road in sections starting on North Slappey Boulevard and turning onto West Oglethorpe Boulevard.

Work will be done in these area Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. The resurfacing is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

One lane will be closed for up to two miles at a time, which may cause some overnight traffic delays.

Youth Against Violence march set Saturday morning

ALBANY — Youth Against Violence is conducting its annual youth march at 9 a.m. Saturday originating in the parking lot of College Park store near Albany State University.

The group will march to United Pure Life Church in an effort to improve the community with more awareness on safety issues.

Youth Against Violence will have its 12th annual meeting Thursday and Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. at United Pure Life Ministries, 710 Moultrie Road.

Yard Sale in Tifton to benefit Cancer Society

TIFTON-A yard sale to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held on Nov. 2 from 7 a.m.-noon in the Nickelodeon at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Tables can be rented for $10 each or three for $25. All proceeds from the table rentals will go to the American Cancer Society. This event is open to any individual or business that would like to participate. The deadline to reserve a spot is Oct. 28.

Set-up for the sale will be from 3-9 p.m. on Nov. 1. Sellers keep their profits, and anything that does not sell will be donated to charity. If people would like to donate items without participating in the sale, arrangements can be made to pick up the donations.

For more information on the Relay for Life Yard Sale, interested persons can contact ABAC Dean of Students Bernice Hughes at (229) 391-5130 or send her an e-mail at bhughes@abac.edu.

Nashville recording artist heading to area

ALBANY — Nashville recording artist Michelle Murray’s “My Finish Line” Tour is heading to Georgia, with stops in the areas of Atlanta, Augusta, Albany and Byron. On this “Peach State Run” segment of the national tour Michelle will be supporting the cause of “Truckin4Troops.”

On Saturday, Murray will make appearances at two BraunAbility authorized dealerships owned by Quail Country Customs. From 10 a.m. - noon, she will visit Quail Country Customs at 731 Westover Blvd. in Albany and from 2-5 p.m. she will visit Quail Country Customs in Byron. At each location Michelle will perform an acoustic music set and hold a meet and greet with fans, visitors and staff. The events are free.