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 >>
May 3, 2004
Albany-- South Georgia finally got some good soaking rain. Some areas got nearly five inches over the weekend, helping quench the drought.
For the first time in several weeks, those water sprinklers are just not needed. Although in this case, the wasted water is filling up what's quickly becoming a small pond in this front yard. But, for most, the abundant rain is a good thing.
"It has actually effected it in a positive way." Bryan Santos is working non-stop. His lawn care company is staying busy now--thanks to the rain, "Now with the rain I am getting calls steadily, people are saying when can we start every two weeks and some of my accounts say can we go every 10 days because of the forecast of the rain they see."
Besides planting flowers, it's that time to plant crops, "Mainly planting season right now, and some crops are in the ground and have been in the ground for awhile, like corn, it is up and it is going pretty well, the rain will help keep that going," says Dougherty County Extension Agent Lenny Wells.
The corn fields benefit, but the rain is preparing the earth for peanut planting later this month. Wells says, "As soon as it dries out some they will be out there pretty busy."
The ground needs to dry up a good bit after a weekend of heavy rain, but no one is complaining. The majority of peanut planting is expected to begin mid-May. The soil needs to be some what moist, but not saturated, for the seeds to germinate.