Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
Lee County-- Flood cleanup continues in Lee County, and now, a new problem has hatched-- Mosquitoes.
Standing water has become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Public works crews have been working overtime to keep them under control.
The phone at Lee County public works has been ringing off the hook. "It's like every five minutes. We actually had 230 calls last week due to the water and all the mosquito problems. The calls have not stopped. Even this morning I think the majority of every call I've taken has been about mosquitos," says Kathryn Gammage.
Public works crews began spraying the entire county last week. They've got two trucks running, one on each side of the county. "We're running four hours on each truck a night. They're running five days a week and we'll keep it going until we get these things settled down a little bit," says Mike Sistrunk.
And with all the standing water around the county officials say it could take a while before things settle down. "With all this rain that we've received it's created a lot of problems. It's going to take a while to get this under control, but we just want to assure the citizens that we are doing everything we can for them," says Sistrunk.
But there are a couple things the county says homeowners can do as well. "These are the mosquito pellets and what you'll need to do is follow the instructions. We're actually giving out the 30-day mosquito pellets for homeowners for one time, and then they can go purchase them from Lowe's or Bennetts. But the guys are actually going out to all the holding ponds, any easements that are holding water and putting 150-day pellets in those," says Gammage.
There are 12 pellets in each bag and they come with instructions for homeowners. And officials say they aren't harmful to animals and pets.
Public works officials say one of the biggest problems they have is just standing water at homes that has collected in old tires, buckets, and wheelbarrows. Sometimes that can create an even bigger problem than ponding water. So just remember to dump all of that water around your home.
If you want to report a problem with standing water or want more information about how to get a bag of mosquito pellets call the Lee County public works office at 759-6028. you must be a Lee County resident to get the pellets free of charge.