Thursday, May 23 2013 11:49 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:49:07 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
March 10, 2004
Berrien County - The building on Garner Road currently occupied by Hood Landscaping Company could soon be home to a new incinerating plant. "This county is a family and we have an intruder trying to come in," said John Howeth.
And a group of concerned citizens will stop at nothing to keep the new company out of Berrien County. "We don't want the waste and toxins that's going to cause our future generations to have birth defects, cancers, and other dangers," said Howeth.
The plant would primarily be used to burn tires and chemical waste. Christi Griffin lives four miles from the proposed site, and is concerned about the safety of her two young children. "You have water pollution that could result from this plant and also air admissions that travel and have dangerous toxins in the air," said Griffin.
Right now the land is zoned agricultural, and for the plant to move in, it would have to be changed to heavy industrial. But people living in this area hope county commissioners won't let that happen. "We'll try to have a good presentation and enough support behind us so the commissioners will vote no," said Howeth.
Howeth says even if the plant uses filters to contain the dangerous chemicals, it won't be 100 percent effective. "The most effective scrubbers and electrostatic filters are only 80 percent effective, so you still have at least 20 percent going into the air," said Howeth.
And more than just Berrien County could feel the effects. "Depending on the direction of the wind, these chemicals can travel hundreds of miles," said Howeth.
A public hearing will be held April 5th at the county commissioners office to discuss rezoning the land. These citizens hope they'll have enough support to keep the incinerating plant out of their neighborhood.