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 >>
September 8, 2006
Albany - In addition to the annoyance factor of mosquitoes, they can also be dangerous, spreading diseases like West Nile. There have been three confirmed cases of the virus here in Dougherty County, one resulting in death.
"They're very bad here," says John Glover. He likes to keep up appearances, the appearance of his yard, at least. He spends a lot of time out there. "Probably three hours a day when I do mowing." Preferably in the morning, before it gets too hot.
Glover says, "You shouldn't be out, unless you're fully dressed." Fully dressed to avoid the pests like pesky mosquitoes. "Spray down the skeeters and have the right clothing on."
He's been listening to the warnings about keeping mosquitoes away. He says, "Keep the water poured out like the man said from the mosquito department."
Johnny Oliver also spends a lot of time outside, nine to five everyday for 31 years. Being in lawn care, you're outside "All the time," says Oliver. Which makes him prone to being attacked by mosquitoes.
"Well, I break out in bumps," he says. But he doesn't want to break out with a virus. "It's kind of scary isn't it?" "Yes it is." "Especially for your business, right?" "Oh yeah."
He wears long pants to protect his legs, and as for the rest of him, "I use mosquito spray." To keep the bugs away. Because some days they are really bad. He says, "I have a lot of problems with them when they are suddenly around."
But they're not going to shut his business down. John Glover says they're not going to send him packing either. Is it going to stop you from working in your yard? "No. Not now. I'm going to keep on keeping on." By keeping the mosquitoes at bay.
The elderly and those with chronic illnesses are most at risk for getting sick from West Nile.