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 29, 2005
Dougherty County - Unsettling news for flood victims in Acree. Monday, county leaders said there's little they can do to prevent Piney Woods Creek from flooding in the future.
Several homes, businesses, and a church flooded in Acree in July after 10 inches of rain fell in eight hours. Some residents then asked county commissioners to clean out, maybe even dredge Piney Woods creek, to prevent flooding.
The county doesn't own the creek or its adjacent property. County commissioners said property owners, along with the EPD and Corps of Engineers, would have to approve the project. Also, county engineers, who studied the creek, said the creek hasn't flooded like that in the past 50-years.
Commissioner Chairman Jeff Sinyard said this was just an act of nature. "If you clean the entire creek out, it could create as many problems as you would have had prior to that. We were already sued because we disturbed the natural habitat of the creek, so you get into environmental issues," said Sinyard.
The county started cleaning out the creek in 1998, but landowners Liz Klemann and Richard Thomas sued. The suit claimed the county didn't get permission and harmed the eco-system. The case was settled.