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 >>
September 16, 2002
Donalsonville- The Governor's state of emergency is providing state resources to clean up damage from this weekend's high winds and 14 inches of rain that had no place to go.
With Seminole, Decatur, and Miller Counties being designated as disaster areas, GEMA is in Donalsonville assessing the damage and opening up centers for people who have lost their homes to the flood.
"We are in the process of opening a flood disaster center, which will be a one-stop-shop situation where people can come, and talk with representatives of various agencies, and find out what services may be available," said Buzz Weiss, of GEMA.
"So regardless of whether a person has or has not got insurance, we encourage any body who's been affected by the flood to come to that disaster existence center, and we will work with them, and find out what sort of services, what sort of materials they may be eligible to apply for. Certainly we will do everything we can to provide than with assistance, given whatever the limitations there may be."
The Health Department has said that this is a health disaster area. "It's a health disaster in Seminole, and Miller County," said Weiss. "They are encouraging people who have wells to boil the water, and have it chlorinated, and the city water is fine, as far as we know at this time. But if anybody has any doubt, they should boil the water and take any necessary precautions. We also have a tanker in Donalsonville, and people who need water can get it, across from the fire station."
"Fortunately, there have not been any illness or injury because of the flooding. Tetanus shots will be available through the local Health Department free of charge, and they need to contact the Health Department. People whose home was flooded can visit the First Baptist Church, which will remain open this evening."
The disaster assistance center is located at Harvey's shopping center, at Highway 84 and Highway 91.
The American Red Cross will be doing street by street inspections, and will create a database that will rate the severity of the damage.