Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:34:50 GMT
Albany trauma specialist say most of the trauma cases they see result from car crashes, and too many of those crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Now they're spreading a message in honor of TraumaMore >>
Albany trauma specialist say most of the trauma cases they see result from car crashes, and too many of those crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Now they're spreading a message in honor of Trauma Awareness Month.More >>
July 14, 2006
Lee County--South Georgia's fastest growing county put the area's most severe watering restrictions in place this week.
Customers who get their water from the Lee County Utilities Authority can now only water sod planted in the last 45 days and gardens.
Horece Johnson can't take care of his yard and plants like he used to.
"We just abide by their rules and regulations," he says. Johnson uses Lee County's water. But an Irrigation Lawn Ban has limited his water usage.
"I have such a large area that I have to water that I can't get over it every other day and work it like I like to do," he says.
"In the month of June, we averaged seventy-seven million gallons pumped for thirty days," says Chris Boswell, with the county's utilities authority. He says that's just too much water and the county's endanger of running out. Several factors are to blame.
"The growth that we've been experiencing in Lee County over the last five years, that's one," says Boswell.
As well as scorching temperatures. "We haven't had a significant rain event in probably forty-five to fifty days," he says.
The county's utilities authority currently uses five wells to supply water to its nearly 15,000 customers. To help with the water shortage, it plans to restore one of its old wells in Glenndale and begin building a new well at the county's Industrial Park.
"If people can refrain from watering their lawns then it will give us enough time to get this well up and running, then we will have enough water," he says.
For now, homeowners can only water their gardens and new lawns. While it's an inconvience for many, Johnson understands the importance of conserving water.
"I was raised not to waste a lot of things, and water was one of them," says Johnson.
He doesn't want to see his water supply vanish, and he believes the county is doing everything it can to make sure that doesn't happen.
"I think they have the interest of the homeowners," says Johnson.
After August fifth, homeowners can return to the statewide rotating schedule. Even-numbered addresses can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, odd addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Anyone who violates the current ban will get a first offense warning. A second offense will result in the loss of water services and a $250 fee to restore it.