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 9, 2008
Albany--Thousands of people all over Albany were without power, and 911 operators couldn't answer your calls for more than two hours Monday night. It was all a result of a powerful thunderstorm that roared through the city about 8:30 p.m.
The storm dumped torrential rain and large hail throughout Albany before moving into Lee and Terrell Counties. High winds knocked over trees from northwest Albany to the city's east side. The Water, Gas, and Light Commission had nearly a dozen crews out all over town repairing downed and damaged power lines and transformers.
There was one positive development. The county used its new Code Red Emergency Alert system for the first time. Emergency managers say it worked well. "From all indications so far from people that have called in to tell me hey I heard the Code Red, it called my house, the system went off. If you didn't a call and you know you signed up for it, the storm is plotted and those people in the direction of the storm are the ones that are called so not everyone will be called," said EMA Director Jim Vaught.
Power was even knocked out to the county's 9-1-1 center. Emergency officials were able to communicate with each other using hand-held radios, but they couldn't answer your emergency calls. The center was back up and running just before eleven o'clock.