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 >>
December 8, 2007
Albany -- Many of you will make your way through a Christmas tree lot to look for the right one. "When you see it, you know its the tree you are suppose to have," said William Denson.
But when you find the perfect tree, its important to maintain it. " You have to vacuum some. They do shed a little bit. So you will always be picking up needles," said Denson.
"Just put it in water, make sure it has enough water and keep the dogs away from it," said Brandon Rix.
Sounds simple enough, but making sure your tree has the right amount of moisture can save your life.
"You can feel the bristles coming off it, and when they start to dry out it can become dangerous," said Captain Leverett of the Albany Fire Department. "It goes up just like gasoline. It burns very fast."
"When it gets dry at the end of Christmas they will blaze up pretty good," said Paul Eames.
The amount of water isn't the only thing to keep a look out for. "Be sure that when you replace any bulbs on your lights that you use the right wattage. Also make sure that none of your wires are frayed," said Captain Leverett.
And what you see in the lot may not be what you get. "Basically, they put some kind of chemical, like a paint, that makes a tree look greener and fresher when its really not," said Captain Leverett.
And at the end of the season when your tree starts to dry out, be sure to recycle it. So your family won't become a statistic.
Firefighters say you should put up indoor lights on your Christmas tree. Those lights should have a U-L tag showing they have been U-L tested.