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 >>
February 25, 2003
Albany- Everything is covered in a yellow haze. The trees have started to bloom and the pollen is here.
Carlos Lamb has been doing yard work outside for several hours swirling up all kinds of irritants, but he says its not a problem for him.
"It's not really bad. It will get bad if it gets real dry or real hot, but other than that its fine," he says.< /STRONG>
The yellow film is pine pollen and it doesn't usually bother most people, but its when the pine pollen mixes with others that people start to feel sick. Those people usually end up in the doctor's office.
Allergists says their offices have been full of people getting tested to see exactly what irritates them.
"I've had a lot of problems since I've had my children and doctors have been treating it as sinus infections, but we thought it was something more, so here I am," says Tammy Bentley, while she gets her skin tested for allergic reactions.
When we have cold winters, the spring pollens are usually much worse. So if you are prone to itchy eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion you need to make your allergy appointment now.
"If they haven't gotten re-started back on they're allergy prevention medicine. They're wasting time; they're gonna get sick if they don't get back on those pretty quick," explains Dr. Dennis Robinson.
Robinson also says though its tempting to let the fresh spring air in and drive with windows down, don't, it will only make things worse.
Allergists also warn against leaving doors and windows open at home because many pollens are hard to clean out of fabrics and carpet.