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 >>
August 4, 2003
Mitchell County - More than a dozen homes and yards are flooded with rain water. Flood victim, Harriette Davis, says, "Hope we don't get more rain. The way the news is going more rain coming this week." Like others, Davis, doesn't have anywhere for the rain to go.
Heavy rain hit Mitchell County around nine Sunday night. Since then, flooded areas have been hit with more rain. People are upset because they can't get help from disaster teams, but local emergency workers have to wait until more homes are damaged.
Helen Redden points at her home surrounded by rain water, "That's my house right there. It flooded in my home and all around. It got part of my mother-in-laws house in the game room."
Redden lives in the Flint Community in Mitchell County. She says, "It just started coming all of the sudden." Old Georgia 3 had four to five inches of water flowing across. Redden adds, "We hoping it go down before all the rain comes."
Down the street, Shane Neeld, took matters in his own hand by digging a ditch around his house. He says, "Got water under the house and just trying to dig a ditch so we can drain some of it."
Leon Haywood had no choice, but to let nature run its course. Haywood says, "The water stopped moving because the drain couldn't take all the water at one time and it backed all up on us."
More than twelve inches of standing water in his yard with more rain in the forecast. He sighs, "It might get in the house, it might not."
Shortly after the interview, it started raining again. Harriette Davis already has ducks swimming in her front yard on Flint Road. Davis says, "I don't think it's right, its a bad situation. We can't even stay in our house."
Davis' insurance agent called EMS Director, Ann Lamb, for help. Davis adds, "She said nothing could be done unless it's a hundred houses or more flooded."
Lamb's hands are tied, because it's a state policy. Right now many people are without drinking water, but they have too much standing water and it could get worst.
Governor Perdue has a new disaster assistance policy. In order to get assistance, there have to be 100 un-insured homes with major damage or destroyed.