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 >>
September 12, 2005
Moultrie-- At Ice House America in Moultrie, Roger Hilton provides the hot welding work that brings cool relief to many.
"Everybody's got their own little job out here to do and this is my job," says Hilton. His job is to build bagger stands for big ice houses. "I can build one of these in a day," says Hilton. That's just one part of the whole process. Hours of work turn stainless steel into 10,000 pound machines that provide what Ice House America calls twice the ice.
"It's what the machine does, it gives twice the ice for half the price," says dealer Daniel Dunn. They're providing twice the relief to Hurricane Katrina evacuees and you'd be amazed how something as simple as a bag of ice is just what they need.
"A lot of times when you hear about natural disasters, you hear they need food, water, and ice. Ice is a big part of it," says Dunn. The company knew that if they could provide anything to the evacuees at the Astrodome in Houston, it was definitely ice. "In a couple of days, we put them together and carried them out there and set them up so they're actually at the Astrodome right now working," says Dunn.
Between the convention center and the Astrodome, three or four truckloads of ice were being used each day. "The two units that we carried down there will produce about 25,000 pounds of ice per day," says Dunn. 25,000 pounds of ice isn't enough to rebuild people's homes but it is a refreshing type of relief, relief that began with builders and welders playing their part.
"Oh it feels good, yeah," says Hilton. It feels good to help thousands of people with these small tokens from a big machine.
About six employees delivered the machines to Houston on September 4th. They hope to deliver two more to Mississippi but are currently waiting on FEMA to find a location.