Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) - For citizens in Lowndes County, a new weather warning system has been introduced just in time for tornado season.
"From now until the end of April, first of May is when we start to see a lot more tornado activity," says Ashley Tye, Lowndes County's Emergency Management Director.
Now, under the county's already established Code Red Alert System, a new weather warning system is being offered.
County Manager Joe Pritchard says, "The Weather Warning system is an additional layer of notification that we've made available to the citizens to give them the advantage of early warning for potential hazardous weather."
To take advantage of the service, citizens can log onto the county website to register as many phones as they want. Every registered phone will receive a call the moment a warning goes into affect. The best part? It's free.
Within its first two weeks of operation, the new weather warning system has seen almost 4,000 phones registered. County workers are pleased that so many citizens are taking advantage of this potentially life-saving service.
Previously, weather warnings took a costly amount of time. "The advantage of the weather warning service is those calls are initiated automatically. As soon as the National Weather Service issues the warning, the calls begin going to the areas effected by the warning," says Tye.
With hurricane season on the near horizon, Lowndes County's new weather warning system couldn't have come at a better time.