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 >>
December 4, 2002
Coffee County-- By most accounts the Browns have a lovely home in Baymeadows Estates. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and one outhouse.
"This is it, that seat gets kind of cold at 5:00," Gary Brown said.
Why are the Browns using a port-a-pottie? They say it's because their septic system has been backing up ever since a neighbor built a pond across the street last year.
"When it's filled we get water. This is pretty dry right now for what we normally get," Gary Brown said.
We talked to the man who built the pond and he said there's no proof it's to blame for his neighbors troubles. They have problems showering, washing clothes and dishes, and of course using the restroom. "Usually I try to do it in the dark so nobody sees me, it's embarrassing, this is a nice neighborhood," Brown said.
A neighborhood where the Browns want to stay, and really don't have an option of moving. The family of five next door keeps dropping their price but can't sell, and real estate agents say the same would happen to the Browns.
So for the past sixteen months they've vowed to fight the pond. "We've contacted [the Army] Corps of Engineers, EPA, EPD, Dept. of Natural Resources. Everybody is passing the buck," Brown said.
All the responses, read the same. "Nobody is helping us, we've talked to everybody," Karen Brown said. The Health Department acknowledges the water tables have changed, but like everyone else they aren't sure why and says it's not their job to figure out that out.
The Browns are now facing a civil lawsuit against their neighbor they say they can't afford to fight, and another Christmas with out a visit from their grandchildren. "All because of our toilets," Brown said.
In Coffee County they don't have a pond construction ordinance, but are now considering passing one. The health Department won't be issuing any new septic tank permits for the vacant parcels of land surrounding the pond in question.
You should call your county's code enforcement office to check on ordinances before making any changes to your property.