Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
March 24, 2008
Albany -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is cracking down on litter and illegal dumping. Rangers say there is more illegal dumping going on in South Georgia than you realize, and they are going to prosecute dumpers to stop it.
Department of Natural Resources Rangers and Prosecutors investigate this illegal dump site near West Society Avenue and Front Street. Furniture, scrap lumber, oil, and garbage were dumped just yards from the Riverwalk.
Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards said "We have charges pending against the persons that we believe are responsible for this particular site."
Rangers found the illegal dump, and say they are many more like it across South Georgia. D.N. R. Ranger Corporal Scott Carroll said "we see it more so than regular law enforcement, because we are in these areas. This is where we are working."
The D.N.R. Rangers are charged with enforcing the environmental crimes in Georgia. and Rangers say they are stepping up prosecuting dumpers and littering, because something like this dump can endanger many people.
Carroll said "Some of this can wind up being hazardous to the water, as well. So yes, we are down here trying to help the environment as well as the public safety."
Rangers say too many business owners are illegally dumping waste rather than taking it to the landfill. Edwards said "The hazards that it creates by virtue of the materials left out here. Safety hazards to people who are in this particular area. The Riverwalk is only about 100 yards from us. Also you have the eyesore aspect of it. And the taxpayers have to pay to clean these situations up."
Because Investigators believe commercial activity was behind this dumping, it could be a felony punishable by up to two years in prison and a 25 thousand dollar fine. D.N.R. Rangers and Prosecutors say they are cracking down on litter and illegal dumps, to stop an increasing crime threat.
Rangers say if you see anyone illegally dumping or littering, get a tag number and report it to the Department of Natural Resources or your local Sheriff's Office.