Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:26:33 GMT
We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:31:17 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Albany- Messes are becoming an all too common sight around Albany. "It's a huge concern, devastating in some areas," says Commissioner Jon Howard. Commissioner Jon Howard is on the Mayor's community task force and he gets a tremendous number of complaints about one thing.
"One of the main concerns or calls that we receive is that sometimes the next door neighbor just would just throw trash and debris out," says Howard. "People with their trash, when it's dumped over, it's just left in the yards and blows all over the neighborhood, a lot of people not maintaining their grass, cutting the hedges and things like that," says area resident Vanessa Hill.
Vanessa Hill is concerned about the rubbish she says is ruining some neighborhoods. "To drive in your neighborhood and it looks like a slumlord, it's sort of discouraging," says Hill. She and some neighbors formed a committee to find out the problems and come up with solutions. "We have contacted code enforcement and other agencies to pretty much advise us what our rights were as far as homeowners," says Hill.
That's one of the first steps to creating more attractive neighborhoods, contacting local agencies to alert them to area eyesores for spot checks. This may ultimately lead to a citation. "We have a lot of citations in all because what we try to do is educate the public that when you have junk vehicles and trash in your neighborhood, it really will destroy your community overnight," says Howard.
The people here want to prevent that by changing people's attitudes and making a cleaner and safer environment for everyone. Commissioner Howard says, "If they don't take an interest in the community, who will take an interest in the community?"
"I think once people are aware that they can actually make a difference by addressing the situations in their neighborhood that more people come together make a stand for what they need to make a stand," says Hill.
They're taking a stand for their neighborhood, making a change for the better, one street at a time.
If there's an eyesore in your area like trash, dilapidated structures or junk automobiles you should call your local commissioner or code enforcement.