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 >>
October 28, 2005
Lowndes County - LCSO deputies are putting the finishing frightful touches on their Safe Halloween Fair. "We're seeing more and more people pulling pranks that wind up hurting people, and we don't want a child to get hurt," said Capt. J.D. Yeager.
That's why they're giving kids and parents a safe alternative to trick or treating. More than 100 public safety personnel will be on hand at the sheriff's office Monday night to give out candy and supervise dozens of carnival activities. "They're going to get to play games and ride rides that we know are safe and we're going to take care of the kids," said Yeager.
But for those who do take the option of trick or treating out in the community, Yeager says be extra careful. Hundreds of kids strolling door to door combined with street traffic and low lighting can make a dangerous situation. "Although they are wearing Halloween costumes, they need something that reflects and shows people that they are there," said Yeager.
And even though most kids want to hit as many houses as they can, they should only visit homes they're familiar with. "I don't like to see kids out there trick or treating out the houses of people they don't know, you just can't be comfortable with it anymore," said Yeager.
It's also important to check your child's candy when you get home. Make sure its all factory wrapped and doesn't look like its been tampered with. "We don't suggest taking fruits and things like that, don't allow the kids to have it," said Yeager.
A few helpful tips to make this Halloween a spooky and safe one.