Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:25:44 GMT
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses. They are there to represent the men and women fromMore >>
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses.More >>
Wednesday evening the power was still out for more than 22,000 statewide.
Georgia Power still has 2,200 homes and businesses in southwest Georgia without power Wednesday.
Mitchell EMC now has less than a hundred customers out and Water, Gas, and Light customers all had power as of Tuesday night. That means at this hour some homes have been without power for 30 hours.
It's making some very uncomfortable, but power crews are working as hard as they can to restore power by midnight Wednesday.
About three o'clock Wednesday afternoon we saw about a dozen bucket trucks, an outside contractor, come in to help Georgia Power customers get back on line. Customers we found that still didn't have power are getting creative about dealing without. @
Off Tarva Road in Dougherty County, Mitchell EMC crews were still re-stringing power lines.
"They're tired but they're still working," said Evera Moye, Mitchell EMC.
Some worked through the night. Today the provider called for reinforcements from two neighboring EMC's. The problem is, when they reach a fallen line, they move the tree, to find they've got to replace the pole and the impact is minimal.
"When you get one power line up, you get two consumers back on, so it just takes a while," said Moye.
It's a sight many on Clear Lake Road in Baker County are waiting to see. Joyce Spurlock a Georgia Power customer was still without power at noon.
"We're not going to complain, we're out of our comfort zone a little bit, but thank God we do have a house to live in," said Spurlock. With limbs still on the lines, she was creative about getting ready for work, at work.
"I grabbed all my hair doing stuff and all my make up and stuff and just dried my hair down there," said Spurlock. There are new rules at the house.
"No refrigerator opening and no freezer opening, just trying to keep everything closed so we can keep what we do have," said Moye.
It was her mother in law instead of power crews to the rescue.
"She does have a generator we're going to hook up to my home," said Spurlock.
They'll be watching anxiously for crews like those working in Dougherty County to come their way. Power companies reminded us, for those without power, they say items in your freezer and refrigerators are still good for 48 hours if you aren't opening the door.
They hoped to have nearly everyone with power before then. Good weather Wednesday helped crews restore power to many customers.
Georgia Power brought in an additional 500 out-of-state crews to help with their cleanup.
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