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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
October 31, 2005
Lowndes - Nell Riggins enjoys a morning walk through the Lochwinn subdivision, but until a few weeks ago, her stroll wasn't so pleasant. "I just couldn't get out and walk because I can't endure the smoke," said Riggins.
Her neighbors could burn any time they wanted, and the neighborhood often looked like one big cloud of dust. "The commissioners were receiving a lot of complaints about neighborhoods staying filled with smoke 365 days a year," said Fire Chief Jim Fielding.
That's why they passed a new burn ordinance that limits the days and amount of time people can burn. "They can only burn on the first and third Saturday of the month and they can burn from daylight until dusk," said Fielding.
The ordinance applies to Lowndes County citizens living in areas designated as R-10 and R-15. "They're all over the county, its what we call dense population," said Fielding.
All citizens living in the affected areas have been mailed a copy of the new ordinance and so far, violators have only been giving warnings. But starting tomorrow, the grace period is over.
Those caught burning on days other than the first and third Saturday of the month, or after dark, could face a steep fine, and even jail time. "In magistrate court, we can fine up to $1,000 and 60 days in jail," said Fielding.
Riggins says the air is somewhat cleaner since the ordinance took effect. "It has improved some but there is still some burning," said Riggins.
And now that the warning period is over, hopefully all of her neighbors will help enforce the new policy, and everyone can breathe a little easier.