Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
August 15, 2006
Albany-- The City of Albany will take a church to court for illegally clearing trees.
Trinity Metropolitan Baptist Church recently had a contractor clear away trees on 12 acres of their property. Apparently, they broke both tree and soil erosion ordinances. The City Civil Engineering department says the site wasn't stabilized for the land clearing and the church didn't get a permit.
Runoff could clog up canals and affect water quality in the Flint River.
"It's not so much the landowners as the contractors themselves who do work in the city of Albany so they should be familiar with the local ordinances. They've been around for awhile and the firm that did this is a local firm," says Civil Engineering Project Manager Michael Talley.
Talley says most local contractors should know the proper procedure and make sure landowners have a permit before work is done but it falls on the landowner if a permit isn't applied for.
Talley says the Environmental Protection Department has become strict with ordinances so the city has to be just as tough on local people.
The church could be fined 200-dollars for breaking the tree ordinance and up to 25-hundred dollars for the soil erosion. The church cited safety concerns after break-ins as the reason for clearing the land.