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 >>
February 13, 2007
Albany -- The city of Albany has residual fertilizer from their waste treatment process they are offering free to South Georgia farmers, but it is a controversial subject. Bio-solid residual waste is produced by the process of treatment at their South Albany water plant.
Right now City of Albany officials are meeting with Lee County farmers, offering the bio-solids to them free. Currently Albany trucks 3,000 tons of the waste to Alabama, where it is spread on farms there for fertilizer.
Albany officials think South Georgia farmers could take advantage of the waste, but they know many people are afraid it will pollute the ground water.
"We only put down enough in what we call agronomic rates, so it will only be enough so the plants can take it up, and it won't pollute the ground water," said Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson. "So one of the things we are trying to do is to answer the citizen's concerns they may have."
Roberson says the E.P.D. Closely monitors the application of the bio-solids, to protect the environment. Albany officials are meeting with Lee County people right now at their county commission meeting.