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 >>
June 6, 2007
Alapaha - A storm with high winds, heavy rain and hail ripped through Alapaha Wednesday evening. "I stepped back outside and it was just plum white with lightning and trees shaking," says Anthony Powell, Public Works Supervisor for the city of Alapaha.
"A lot of rain, a lot of lightning and a lot of wind," adds Pastor Mike Gibbs of Alapaha Baptist Church.
And damaged everything in its path. "I have a big bay window and I heard all this popping and I heard the hail and the winds and the next thing I know, it goes dead quiet," says Jarret Dean.
"It was quiet than you could hear people going about town seeing who needed help," Gibbs says.
Some say it was a tornado, others a heavy wind storm. But they all agree it left a mess.
The storm uprooted 80 year-old pecan trees, peeled the roof off one business, downed powerlines and scattered the town with debris.
Leaving this small community with the big task of cleaning up. "We try to get trees and debris off the side of the road so people can drive and go through," Powell says.
Cleaning up will be no easy job and won't be done anytime soon. "I got a job for the next few days," Dean says.
But no one here is complaining. "We are just counting our blessings," Gibbs says. "We know it could be a lot worse. We are grateful its just a few trees and nobody was hurt."
Powell agrees. "We're just grateful it wasn't worse."
All the roads are expected to be cleared today but the debris clean-up will continue for the next couple of days.
Over 100 homes were left without power from the storm. However all power has now been restored.