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 >>
August 8, 2005
By: IJ Hudson
Undated--Sacks full of paper, being taken to a Shred It truck to be shredded. It all happens inside the truck, a big shredder gobbling up the paper, and turning documents, bills, personal information into tiny pieces of paper. Shred It says its business has jumped 25 percent over the last year because of consumer and business concerns over identity theft. The shredded material stays in the truck until it's processed. Nobody sees anything or has access to the truck.
When it is time for the shredded material to be processed, the truck backs into the warehouse area of Shred It. The already shredded paper is dumped onto a conveyor system that carries it into a big baling machine, that turns what was once personal information into 2000 pound bales.
Alan says there are several ways to shred documents. The five eighths cross cut they use for most things, another system that turns paper into essentially powder, and the way most consumer shred documents called spaghetti shredding in which pieces of paper are cut into long strips are not that safe says Alan.
So paper shredded by Shred It is cut into really tiny bits, compressed into bales, and then sent to centers around the country to be recycled.
A safe way to protect yourself from identity theft and recycle at the same time.
There are Shred It plants located all over the world.