Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
August 2, 2004
Dougherty County - People who live outside the city of Albany, in Dougherty County, may see some changes in trash pick-up. The city is taking over garbage collection in the county.
Hall-ing Refuse now picks up household trash at hundreds of homes outside the city limits. The news that the city is now taking over garbage collection in the county upset some customers. "We are perfectly happy with the service that we have. It's reasonable," said homeowner Melvin George.
Monday morning, Melvin George asked county commissioners not to enter into a solid waste agreement that mandates the city handle garbage collection county-wide with all the trash going to the county's landfill. The agreement comes after a major hauler started taking its trash outside the county, leaving the landfill to find more business fast or go broke.
George says he's worried that saving the landfill will mean bigger bills for customers. "I pay $35 every three months, that's about $11 a month. I don't know how the city can compete with that price."
City customers pay about $24 a month, but yard debris pick-up is included in that cost. "Our goal is to do no harm," said Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson.
Roberson says the city wants to know which services county customers want and what they want to pay for them. "Our goal is to provide a better, service cheaper or leave service as is. The second goal is to discourage the practice of illegal dumping by controlling collection in the city and county," said Roberson.
Roberson says with or without the solid waste agreement, county residents would likely see costs go up because the landfill is no longer allowing free dumping for homeowners and might raise tipping fees for private haulers. Those haulers would likely send that cost to customers in time.
For now, just how much garbage rates will change for people in the city and county in still unknown. The county is also cracking down on private haulers that are taking trash outside the county. That's against state law and hurts the county landfill's bottom line.