Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
Albany- On Front Street the Public Works department has three pumps working 24 hours a day. They're moving storm water out of the main lines and directly into the river, because the normal pipes are still underwater due to all of the rain we've had. Crews say, this process is helping to protect rain water from backing up and causing more flooding.
"What we're going to do, is all through the night we will be monitoring this, public works personnel will be riding around watching the lakes and the streams and also the catch basins," said Phil Roberson, Director of Public Works.
Crews have set up extra pumps to keep the water moving.
"We've got about six extra pumps out there, set up all around the city, that we're pumping," said Roberson.
There's a growing concern because much of the city's storm drainage system simply can't handle any more water.
"For the large part, two thirds of the city's collection system is full right now. The river is higher than the pipes, the waste water treatment plant is running at capacity, so our only concern is water backing up through the system and catching these low lying areas and creating flooding problems," said Roberson.
With rain expected to continue through Friday, crews are doing everything possible to keep water away from local homes. Sandbags are available starting at the Public Works department.
"This would be only if you have flooded before and you that there's a chance if you get prolonged rain and you're going to flood, then I would suggest coming and getting some sandbags," said Roberson.
Public works says, residents who saw water earlier this week should be prepared.
"If they periodically flood then they probably need to be prepared for the fact that tomorrow afternoon they may have some rain. They may have some water in places they normally have it," said Roberson.