Sun., May 12, 2013 10:40pm
Musician Little Richard Penniman received an honorary degree from Mercer University in his hometown of Macon, the same weekend he learned that his boyhood home there will be preserved.
Thu., February 7, 2013 4:35pm
Authorities are trying to determine what, if anything, could have prevented Wednesday’s 27 car pileup on Interstate 16 west of Dublin. The morning rush hour accident killed four people and injured nine.
Thu., January 3, 2013 11:27am
Georgia transportation officials have approved a contract for the final section of the Fall Line Freeway between Columbus and Augusta.
Mon., October 22, 2012 4:17pm
The Georgia Department of Transportation is moving to purchase and preserve the boyhood home of rock n' roll pioneer "Little Richard" Penniman in Macon, one of dozens of properties GDOT is buying up to make way for the widening of Interstate 75.
Thu., October 4, 2012 6:18am
State transportation planners want to adjust the route for a proposed highway connecting the Rome and Cartersville areas more directly to I-75. The changes come in response to a federal ruling this summer that an 1867 manganese mine on Dobbins Mountain has historic value, halting federal money to the roadway because it would damage the area.
Thu., August 2, 2012 4:29pm
A former mine in northwest Georgia could force state transportation officials to pick another route for the proposed U.S. Highway 411 connector in Bartow County. A federal official notified the state this week that the mine is historically significant and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mon., February 20, 2012 7:56pm
Thanks to Mother Nature and her warm weather spell, construction projects across Georgia are scheduled to finish on-time, if not early.
Mon., February 13, 2012 6:17pm
The Georgia Department of Transportation is ready for Monday evening's predicted snow. In northeast mountain counties storm vehicles are already loaded and can be deployed in less than 15 minutes if needed.
Wed., February 8, 2012 1:00pm
Georgia’s Department of Transportation issued an enhancement grant to Glynn County. The quarter-million-dollar grant will go towards restoring the keeper’s dwelling at St. Simons Island Lighthouse.
Fri., November 18, 2011 8:44am
Transportation officials in Georgia are unveiling a newly designed inclement weather section of their website. The new winter weather page went live Thursday. Chairman Rudy Bowen says the new webpage will help the department immediately update the public on road conditions.