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 >>
October 21, 2003
Albany- Time is of the essence for emergency responders, but if the address on your house is worn off or obstructed you're making their jobs harder.
"It's frustrating and it can mean the difference in somebody's life," says Sam Allen of Dougherty County EMS.
Paramedics say most Dougherty Countians aren't doing a good job displaying numerical addresses.
"A lot of times the numbers are pieces of numbers only, there's bushes in front of them, or somebody will put dark digit numbers on a dark door and it blends in and especially at night time, it's terrible," Allen adds.
As people begin to decorate their homes for the holidays, the problem gets worse.
"If they will just take a minute and walk out in front of the house and make sure that their ID to the house is identified we can them find them, but when you put Christmas decorations in front of the numbers we're back to square one, we can't locate you."
Not only are you putting your life in danger, but you're breaking the law.
"Those numbers would have to be four inches in height if it's on the building or two inches in height on a mailbox," says Chief Code Enforcement Officer Robert Carter.
Code enforcement officers uphold the county ordinance when it comes to displaying house numbers. In addition to size, numbers must be on either a sign or mailbox, or on or near the front door.
They also must be of a contrasting color to the background they are affixed to. If you're caught in violation, officers will send you a compliance letter.
"If they still don't comply within ten of the date we do the notice a summons can be issued and they can appear in court, and after the ten days expire on the notice each additional day can be charged as a separate violation," explains Carter.
On top of that a judge can tack on up to $213.00 in fines, a big price to pay for not doing something that could end up saving your life.