Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
May 29, 2007
Tifton -- Retired pharmacist Bo Wright agrees there's not much he can do about his lawn in Tifton.
"The lawns here in the neighborhood, they are dryer than mine."
Like many south Georgians, Bo's grass has suffered the affects of a lingering spring drought. And because county water supplies were enduring the same affects, Tifton Tift County Utilities implemented a level 4 watering restriction for all public water users.
"We implemented this step to ensure the water availability for our customers. And to set the example that we hope all communities will follow during this time of drought," says Tifton Tift County utilities director Russ Dorman.
For Tift's Public Water users, conservation is key. But there are certain exceptions during the ban.
While the water ban will be in effect here in Tift County for at least the next eleven days, city officials say if you have to water your plants or ornamental flowers, you can do so if you do so conservatively.
Tifton vice mayor Joe Lewis explains, "We're using our own modified version of the level four restriction, that is if you have potted plants. So if you have potted plants and you need to water them, and you need to keep those alive over the next couple of weeks, that's going to be a minimal use."
According to county water officials, the restriction has paid off so far. Over the last three days Tift county water officials say that they have seen a five hundred thousand gallon a day reduction in public water usage.