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 >>
June 29, 2005
Albany -- The Dougherty County downtown library is expected to be closed four to five days, while repairs are made following a small electric fire Wednesday morning. Firefighters and Water Gas and Light workers agree that they were lucky. The fire could have been much worse.
Just before 7 Wednesday morning, power lines running from a transformer behind the Central Library on Pine Avenue shorted at the spot it connects to the building. Witnesses say fire and sparks were flying into the air, just inches from this main gas line. Library Director Mike Dugan said "It could have pretty ugly. But we really dodged a bullet on that one,and are very grateful."
The library was built in 1985, and WG&L supervisors say expansion and contraction over the years caused the power lines to rub together and finally shorted here. The current burned the wires in a conduit under the library building across the length of the building, to this distribution panel, which also shorted out.
Smoke filled the library, but that was the extent of the damage inside. Dugan said "No book damage at all. We were very fortunate, there was no damage anywhere in the building, other than the little bit of smoke."
The downtown library will remain closed until the power can be restored. The transformer and the burned power lines under the building will have to be replaced. WG&L supervisors say it could be four to five days. Dugan said "Once they get the power back on, our doors will be wide open. We'll wait a little while to cool the building down, so our customers will be comfortable."
Library workers had the windows open and fans blowing the smoke out. They will have the building cleaned while repairs on their electricity continue. But Dugan says he is happy that the damage was very minor, compared to what it could have been if that gas line ruptured.
The fire disrupted Internet service to libraries across Southwest Georgia. The Downtown Library is the hub for the Internet service to libraries in several counties. Late Wednesday afternoon the library's Internet Service was still out, and officials said it could be Thursday before it is restored.