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 >>
March 15, 2004
Mitchell County -- Georgia Forestry Commission rangers are glad to see rain in the forecast. Wildfires have been raging across Southwest Georgia the last two weeks, because of the dry underbrush and March winds. But foresters warn you still need to be careful when you burn.
This 40 acres at the end of Calhoun Trail Road in Mitchell County was burning out of control Friday. Luckily it reached another property line with a fire break and a controlled burned area. That stopped the fire from spreading. District Forester Greg Findley said "Started from a spark from a piece of equipment, a tractor. It consumed about 40 acres. But we were very lucky, this area had been prescribed burned previously, so all the fuel had been consumed."
Last week Southwest Georgia District foresters battled over 80 fires in the 12-county area. This is the time of year wildfires are most dangerous. Findley said "With the conditions that we had, the low humidities and the windy conditions, all it takes is one spark and you can have a fire get out of control very rapidly."
Monday's light showers will not solve the wildfire problem. Foresters ask you to use extreme caution if you burn outdoors. Findley said "One little spark can get in a lot of trouble right now."
In the next weeks, as the underbrush in the woods and forests green up with spring, that will reduce the wildfire threat.
Tuesday, one of the biggest wildfires in Southwest Georgia burned over 395 acres in Decatur County.