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 >>
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Clandestine meth labs are popping up all over the country and south Georgia is no exception.
In fact, law enforcers have seen a spike in the meth epidemic in our area recently. "We've got the same problem as everybody else as far as being able to identify them and know what they look like and how they're manufacturing them," said Decatur County Fire and Rescue Chief Charlie McCann.
That's what DEA agents from Atlanta wanted to get across to the group of over 70 who showed up today. "We had a pretty good turnout from all branches: fire, law and EMS are here today," said McCann.
Harry Thornton, Public Affairs Specialist for the DEA added, "It's really important to keep first responders and others up to date regarding manufacturing and use of meth."
First responders say by attending this class, meth education is improved, and in effect, enforcement is too. "Some of these calls we go on, there are things we wouldn't look twice at. But now that we've had this class, if we see the same things we'll be like 'That looks a little suspicious,'" said McCann.
Another point agents emphasized is that meth labs aren't just dangerous to the users and the general public. They're extremely dangerous for first responders when they discover them. "They need to be aware these labs are toxic, poisonous. They can be hurt severely, even cause death," said Thornton.
Agents hope the infomation they shared will save lives. And shut down dangerous operations contributing to the meth epidemic. DEA agents say local law enforcers should call them or other licensed agencies, for help cleaning up meth lab sites.