Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...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 >>
December 27, 2006
Albany -- It's the busiest time of the year for garbage collectors. Gift boxes, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tissue paper by the tons are stacked high in almost every garbage can in South Georgia.
Now garbage services are working overtime to try and haul it all away. Trans Waste Services trucks are not slowing down. Their men are almost running as they pick up the after Christmas trash load.
Lead Driver Wayne Brown said "It's the worst time of the year for the garbage business."
Boxes from gifts of every kind are stacked up behind most trash cans in Albany alleys. A mountain of trash that comes down in an avalanche this week. Brown said "on just a normal week of garbage we run about 14 tons per day. Now we are running 25, sometimes 30 tons per day, in garbage."
The large amount of trash per household fills up the trucks, causing more trips to the dump to unload. Brown said "We usually dump one time a day. Now we are dumping three times." Tuesday night the Trans Waste garbage collectors worked until 9:00PM to finish their run, and it looks like another full days and nights the rest of the week.
Brown said "Everybody else has a nice Christmas, that means we have a lots more to do. And we keep a job this way."
Garbage men say their love of the holidays is tested by the work they know is facing them after Christmas, the busiest trash time of the year.
The Trans Waste workers say judging from the number of empty boxes they are picking up in Albany, they say it was obviously a good economic year for area stores.