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 >>
July 21, 2004
Lowndes County - It often comes without warning and leaves serious damage. "My legs were burning, I literally saw the fire on my hands and I don't remember anything from there," said Tina Flowers.
Tina Flowers knows first hand the dangers lightning can bring. It's been almost a year since she was hit. "I was going in the house and when I reach for the handle to close the door, that's when it hit me," said Flowers.
Tina only received a few minor burns, but many people aren't so lucky. "Just last year there was a child killed by lightning in our area and several other people have been hit," said Lowndes EMA Director Nick Lacey.
But using a little extra caution will keep you from becoming a victim. First and foremost, if you hear thunder, find shelter immediately. "That's in a firm structure building with concrete floors or in a vehicle that's covered," said Lacey.
But just because you're inside doesn't necessarily mean you're safe. Being near windows and talking on the phone can also pose a threat. "Lightning can come through the telephone because its a conductor of electricity," said Lacey.
Tina has very few physical side effects from her injury. "Sometimes I have numbness in my hands," said Flowers.
But it has affected her lifestyle. "I panic real bad now," said Flowers. And taught her a valuable safety lesson.