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 >>
February 6, 2008
Albany- As the storm rolled through south Georgia we were pounded by heavy rain and high wind.
Wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour peeled the roof off this mobile home in Weslo Estates on Highway 19 south of Leesburg.
Homeowner Ronny Cohen wasn't home, but his dog was. Firefighters ripped the remains of the roof off, and helped Cohen put a tarp over the mobile home to protect his belongings while he moves out.
"It's a very strange unique situation. I've never seen anything like it. The wind literally tore the roof off a single wide mobile home, a metal roof, and I don't have so much as a limb down in the yard," said Interim Lee County Fire Chief James Howell.
In Terrell County, strong winds blew this tree across Highway 82 in Dawson, striking several power lines. Heavy rains also blanketed Leesburg. There were reports of downed trees and limbs in several counties including Crisp, Dougherty, and Dooly.
Many south Georgia communities had prepared for the severe weather before it arrived Wednesday afternoon. Emergency Management Directors in several communities spoke with representatives from the National Weather Service and were prepared to deal with the threat. In Lee County, dispatchers were briefed about the possible hazards and deputies were told to be ready around 1:00 p.m.
"We just try to get as much information as we can to watch where it's coming from and keep abreast of the counties just to the west of us because that's where everything is coming from," said Larry Hill, Lee County 911/EMA Director.
"The deputies, they know the secure spots in the county that are strategically located where they can kind of ride the storm out where they'll be safe and then they are also ready to respond even during the storm," said Lee County Chief Dennis Parker.
A tornado watch had been issued for all of south Georgia through two o'clock along with severe thunderstorm warnings.