While the downtown business area had already started moving west, the Great Flood speeded the transition
Aside from the extent of the flood damage, probably the biggest difference in Newton is the downtown area, which was forced to relocate after a 500-year flood hit Southwest Georgia in July 1994.
The replacement span is above the 500-year flood level that split Albany in two 20 years ago
While Memorial Bridge had sentimental value for being the first re-connection between east and west Albany during the Flood of ‘94, it was demolished last year after inspectors determined it was unsafe for motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Forensics experts identified all but 95 bodies washed up during flood
One of the greatest horrors of the Flood of ‘94 was the disinterment of 438 caskets in Albany riverside cemeteries.
Flooding from Alberto covered an area as big as Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined
An analysis of the Flood of 1994 showed that the effects of the storm after it made landfall were underestimated by much of the public.
Former ASU President Portia Holmes-Shields says flood was one of the best things to happen at the university
Both Albany State and the Dougherty County School System got new buildings following the Great Flood.
More than 33,000 volunteers spent more than five weeks cleaning up flood damaged property.
After the waters finally receded, the real work began for those in the Good Life City who volunteered to clean up the wreckage of Albany in the wake of the Flood of ‘94.
Year-to-year, the state unemployment rate for May is down 1.2 percent
Labor officials say the period from April to May usually sees an uptick in unemployment as college graduates try to enter the work force.
Motorists should prepare for a 10- to 15-cent increase soon, experts warn
Concerns over violence in Iraq, OPEC’s No. 2 oil producer, are expected to bring to an end the declining fuel prices U.S. motorists have experienced so far this summer.
Damascus music festival has plenty to offer music fans
Two Briar Patch Festival first-timers share a little love for the three-day event.
Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.
Metro Albany has lowest average pump price of Georgia metro areas Monday
While gas pump prices in Albany and statewide are beating the national average, they are up from what motorists were paying a year ago.
Jack Kingston, David Perdue attempt to woo voters before today's Republican primary
Senate candidates trade barbs as polls set to open
The following is a list of meetings taking place in the area this week.
Reps. Carol Fullerton, Ed Rynders and Gerald Greene were recognized for their contributions to the area.
Albany Area Chamber officials say the 2014 General Assembly session was a good on for the area.
Overlooking a child left in a hot car can be fatal, officials warn
The death Monday of a 2-year-old girl in DeKalb County is the fourth fatality this year involving a child trapped inside a hot vehicle.