Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
December 16, 2003
Albany - Your garbage may start piling up if you live in Albany. The garbage company that picks up about half of the City's trash is pulling out and leaving the city to clean up the mess.
Onyx Waste Services says the City is doing them wrong, and they won't pickup garbage west of Slappey after January 7th. Now, the City is scrambling for workers to handle thousands of new customers during the busiest trash season of the year.
Homeowner Dr. David Hewett shows off newly planted grass. "All across here was empty because I had trash pileup there," said Dr. Hewett.
Onyx Waste fell behind in their garbage collection. When the City held the company in breech of contract, the problems got better fast. "My trash pileup mostly stays empty and that all turned around last October," said Dr. Hewett.
But, the City still decided not to renew Onyx's contract. The company was contractually obligated to continue picking up trash for 90 days, but Onyx backed out demanding more money for the three months extension.
"It couldn't happen at a worse time for us," said Public Works Director Phil Roberson. "There's a lot of household trash at Christmas and the leaves continue to fall."
The city must bring on 25 to 40 new workers to collect the trash. "We're going to work a little overtime. That means you may see delays in your trash collection, especially your yard trimmings. But, we hope there won't be any delays, " said Roberson.
Roberson is urging customers to recycle to reduce the amount of trash and not to mix yard and household trash to make collection easier for busy employees.
Hewett just hopes the City can keep his road clean until the new company, Transwaste, takes over in March. The city is considering suing Onyx.