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 >>
April 2, 2007
Adel - Raymond Brown is walking the 11-acre gopher tortoise colony at Reed Bingham State Park, searching for unmarked burrows.
"With a new burrow we place a yellow flag, and that lets searchers know there's a burrow there."
It's part of a park project that protects Georgia's Official State Reptile from predators. "There's really several, that's what makes it so bad. They've got raccoons, foxes, crows, the crows are terrible. Then they found out a couple years ago armadillos were getting the," he says.
These predators search for tortoise eggs and eat them before they hatch. But now rangers and park volunteers hope to find them first. "You just got to dig down, sometimes this deep until you feel an egg."
They then place the eggs in an incubator until they hatch.
Once the eggs hatch, the gopher tortoise management team will bring these little guys back to their burrows where they'll have a better survival rate than if left to hatch on their own. "Most predators that eat them are nocturnal and since they are diurnal, which means they come out and eat in the daytime, they are less likely to encounter those predators," says Park Manager Chet Powell.
Burrow identification has started now, and they'll begin collecting the eggs this May. They will then release the tortoises back to their homes in August.
Reed Bingham will begin training Tuesday April third and 10 at 7:00 PM for volunteers interested in helping with gopher tortoise management and egg recovery.
Anyone wishing to volunteer pr find out more information can call Reed Bingham at (229) 896-3551 or e-mail Chet_Powell@dnr.state.ga.us.