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 25, 2002
Albany - Tropical Storm Isidore is expected to dump as much as 20 inches of rain in parts of the Southeast. Another heavy soaking would be both helpful and harmful to drought stricken Southwest Georgia.
With our rainfall deficit, we really need the rain that Isidore will bring to our area. But heavy rains can also ruin crops. South Georgia farmers are already starting to harvest peanuts and cotton. Downpours can mean big loses in their fields.
"The rain can damage peanuts that farmers have already pulled from the grounds. And, rain can cause cotton bolls to rot," said Lenny Wells, Extension Service. Strong storm winds can also damage pecans, blowing them off the trees before they're ready for harvest.
There's no doubt that Georgia needs rain. The deficit is now at 10.44 here at WALB. Isidore is bringing more rain our way. The good news is heavy rains can quickly replenish the water levels in streams and rivers.
"The rivers and streams are resilient, but not the ground water. Groundwater doesn't respond to rain as well as small bodies of water," said hydrologist Woody Hicks.
The weather phenomenon, El Nino, is coming back."El Nino will bring steady rains that will help ease the drought. But, scientists just don't know how long it will take to get out of the 5-year epidemic," said Hicks.
An extended period of wet weather will ease the drought. South Georgia farmers were just hoping the rain would hold out until the fall crops were harvested.