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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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CLINCH COUNTY, GA (WALB) –It's cost the Georgia Forestry Commission hundreds of thousands of dollars to manage the fire.
The Arabia Fire has been burning for three weeks. Rangers are hoping for a good amount of rain to put it out as it continues to char the swamp.
Rangers predict the wind will dry up the little bit of moisture in the Arabia Bay swamp. The fire is 100 percent contained but they're still keeping a close eye on it as it smolders and smokes.
"We come out here several times a day ride the breaks making sure it stays in," said the Clinch County Chief Ranger Blair Joiner. "We have air patrol that's flying it twice a day looking at it from the air."
Arabia Bay got three quarters of an inch of rain Tuesday night, not enough to wipe out the fire. They're aren't any flames like they're have been in days past but once the moisture dries up, rangers say it's a possibility that the dead vegetation like these dried leaves could hit the ground an cause a reburn.
"If we could get 6 to eight inches of rain within maybe two days that would be great," said Joiner.
That would be possibly enough to put it out.
The Georgia Forestry Commission estimates that it's cost them more than $125,000 and that's strictly just for managing the incident. That doesn't include costs incurred by a long list of those who assisted including deputies, Rayonier timber company, GEMA, and DOT workers.
And not to mention the lives put on the line, to battle a fire thought to be set by arsonist.
There is a $10,000 reward for the arsonist who started the fire.