Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
January 2, 2003
Albany -- Georgia's five-year long drought is over. Climatologists and hydrologists say the increased rainfall since September has brought their drought indicators back to the normal level.
But these experts say that water conservation should continue in Georgia. Most of Georgia was nearly 10 inches below normal in yearly rainfall in early September. But those deficits were almost eliminated by the years end, because of steady showers.
Now the five indicators used to measure drought are near normal. Only groundwater levels have been slow to recover.
Hydrologist Woody Hicks said "Typically this time of year we're just beginning to see our recharge for the year. In terms of that we're in good shape. We're starting to see water levels come back." Test wells in Southwest Georgia show the groundwater levels will improve, if forecast rains continue this winter. Hicks said "I think we're pretty much out of the woods, and on the way to healing."
But water experts agree that Georgia must continue to work on conservation methods even as the supply increases. Georgia's population has more than doubled in the last 40 years, and continues to grow. Hicks said "There's competition for water in Southwest Georgia, even now. There's competition for water in metropolitan Atlanta. Conservation is important, and learning how to deal with these times, when we are in drought, is a most important part."
Hicks says Georgia farmers should have much improved water levels for 2003's planting season. In fact forecasters say they could have problems because of rains keeping their fields too wet.
State Climatologists say the drought started in Georgia in May 1998. Now they report soil moisture levels are nearly 90 percent statewide.