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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 >>
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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 >>
STATENVILLE, GA (WALB) - Echols County School stood empty this morning, just as it has all week.
Wednesday, the school announced it will be closed through Friday because students simply can't get there. Highway 94, the one main artery in Statenville, crosses the Alapaha River. The river's rising level forced the DOT to close its bridges.
"We're not going to take the chance of putting our kids across that bridge or any other bridge until the DOT and our Emergency Management teams tells us it's safe," says Tim Ragan, Principal of Echols County School.
The school is on the East side of the county. Most students are on the West. Without 94, they would have to take a fifty minute detour through Jasper, Florida.
"Normally, it takes me ten minutes to get to work," says Echols County teacher Beverly Highsmith. "This morning, we had to drive forty-two to forty-five miles to get here because of the road being closed."
Last Thursday, Echols County got six inches of rain. Counties to the north got heavy rain too. Now, that water is flowing through Echols.
"It was just more than the bridge could take--more than the river could handle," says Ragan.
The Mayday bridge on Howell Road has also been closed, making even local travel difficult.
"We can't believe it," says Tawanna Prince, a teacher and coach in Echols County. "One of our young teachers said that she now understands the saying, 'Lord willing, the creek don't rise!'"
While the students will eventually have to make up the missed days, administrators say the kids' safety is their only concern. Echols County students were on Spring Break last week, which means they're getting two full weeks out of class.