Public Service Candidate visits Albany - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Public Service Candidate visits Albany

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Public Service Commission Candidate Tim Echols made a stop through Albany Monday and he's looking for your vote.

Echols, who is in a run off against state senator John Douglass, flew in to the Southwest Regional Airport to explain why south Georgia needs a voice in the Public Service Commission.

He'd like to convert city vehicles over to American natural gas instead of foreign oil. He's also against Georgia power pre-charging customers for construction of a new plant.

"We're still traveling all over the state and talking with people about keeping our energy prices low and consumers are counting on having someone on this commission who will stand strong for them and ask the tough questions and scrutinize the rate requests to make sure we're doing the right thing," said Echols.

Echols says most public service commission hearings are in Atlanta. He wants to have hearings throughout the state. 


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta juvenile arrested after stabbing

    Valdosta juvenile arrested after stabbing

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:17:21 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    Fire Fighters at Fire Station 2 reported that a man approached the fire station bleeding from a chest wound.  They provided first aid and called for EMS.  

    More >>

    Fire Fighters at Fire Station 2 reported that a man approached the fire station bleeding from a chest wound.  They provided first aid and called for EMS.  

    More >>
  • Rainy weather keeps lawn care businesses busy

    Rainy weather keeps lawn care businesses busy

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:53:28 GMT
    Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)

    Wet weather in southwest Georgia is making the grass grow back quickly creating a spike in calls to lawn care businesses. 

    More >>

    Wet weather in southwest Georgia is making the grass grow back quickly creating a spike in calls to lawn care businesses. 

    More >>
  • Changes coming to YMCA after school programs

    Changes coming to YMCA after school programs

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:21:25 GMT
    The Y  (Source: WALB)The Y (Source: WALB)

    The YMCA is offering some new after school programs this year after the 21st Century grant ended.

    More >>

    The YMCA is offering some new after school programs this year after the 21st Century grant ended.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly