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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
June 12, 2006
Lee County --- Near triple-digit temperatures are putting a strain on air conditioning units. And air conditioning repairmen are scrambling to keep them working.
South Georgia air conditioners are running constantly. SafeAire Service Technician Mike McDill said "we are in a busy time right now." And service technicians are working overtime. McDill said "Everybody is working until close to dark evening time."
SafeAire, like most service companies, says the heat the last couple of weeks has pushed South Georgia air conditioners past the breaking point. SafeAire Division Manager Clay Carr said "Business is extremely busy. Our technicians are running as hard as they have run all year."
And when your air conditioner is down, technicians like Mike McDill are appreciated. McDill said "Usually they are happy to see us come."
This air conditioner motor burned out a bearing, leaving the owner hot. McDill said "She said it was over 90º in her home. With small children that's not comfortable."
But because of the volume of calls, most people are having to wait. Carr said "Generally right now, they are about a day out. You are looking at overnight."
While he works in the sun, McDill says he enjoys getting people cooled off. McDill said "they may not always like to write the check, but they like the cold air coming out of the vents."
McDill says the best idea is to have your air conditioning unit serviced once a year, to make sure you don't have a break down, and have to spend a couple of hot days waiting on a service call.
The federal government established a new higher standard of efficiency on new air conditioning units in January, called the S.E.E.R. rating. But Clay Carr says manufacturers have been slow producing enough new units, and there is a shortage of them.