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 >>
October 1, 2004
Albany -- The Albany Fire Department will begin their annual hydrant check this weekend. Firefighters will check all five thousand fire hydrants in Dougherty County, but they want to warn you that it could cause a problem.
Every year, firefighters make sure hydrants work properly. But turning on the hydrants could stir up sand in the water pipes. Chief James Carswell said, "When we start flowing hydrants sometimes it will actually dislodge that sediment, and if you are flowing water it will bring it into your house."
That sediment could be unsightly, and make a mess if it gets into automatic washers. There is an easy solution if you see firefighters in your neighborhood checking hydrants. Carswell said "Go outside and turn an outside spicket to flow water and make sure you get any of that sediment released onto the ground, so that it doesn't go into your clothes washing or your dishes."
Firefighters check the hydrants to make sure they work, and look for defects. This first test found this hydrant has a leak in the crown.
Firefighters will report all defects they find to the Water Department, which will repair them.
All five thousand hydrants in the county will be tested. Firefighters will start this weekend, and plan to finish this month.