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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Fulton County Superior Court Judge ruled that the Longleaf Energy Plant must have a permit from the Environmental Protection Division limiting its carbon dioxide emissions. Longleaf Energy Plant would be the first coal-fired plant to be built in Georgia in over 20 years.
The plant will not only generate power for 14 states, but it would also bring a huge economic boost to the area. "It would bring 150 permanent jobs and approximately 1,200 jobs during construction," said Director of the Early County Economic Authority, Olin Thompson.
But the plant is also expected to emit as much as 9 million tons of carbon dioxide and 4,700 tons of sulfur dioxide every year. "You can't see this fine particulate matter, but it goes in through your nose, into your lungs, goes through your blood stream, and blocks your arteries. It's just like fat or a greasy piece of chicken," said Friends of the Chattahoochee member, Robert McLendon.
"Personally, if I thought it would harm the environment, and we worked on it pretty hard, and harm my children and grandchildren, I would be opposed to it," said Thompson.
If the plant is constructed, it is expected to operate for at least the next for 30 years, generating millions of dollars in revenue. "It's in the neighborhood of three million dollars a year for Early County in coal alone, and a little more than that for the state Of Georgia," said Thompson. "It would lower the tax rate for the landowners of Early County. If it comes through, it would produce sales at our local merchants."
"We could sell our eco-tourism; our hike our trails, or hunt our deer, and ride our rivers with canoes, and fish our lakes," said McLendon. And Early County may have to fall back on this, if the Longleaf Energy Plant can't prove to the Environmental Protection Division that they will limit their carbon dioxide emissions.