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 >>
Police in Sylvester set up at Walgreen's Pharmacy for the second annual pill take back event. Last years event was a huge success nationwide and officers were hoping for a similar turn out this year.
"We've had only two people come by and we've had three to boxes that we had to empty, so we are doing really good," Captain White of the Sylvester police department said.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and health, prescription drug abuse in America has now surpassed that of cocaine, hallucinogens and heroine combined And police say that it is a growing problem in south Georgia.
"we are seeing a large increase in the amount of prescription pill abuse. It is becoming one of our biggest problems here,"Sylvester Police Investigator Calvin Cleveland added.
Investigator Cleveland says that it isn't just young people abusing the drugs. He said,"It is widespread from teenagers to the elderly."
Studies have shown that people who abuse these drugs often get them from family, friends, or even the home medicine cabinet. And police say that flushing down the toilet or throwing them in the trash isn't the best way to get rid of them.
"If you flush tablets, a lot of times they won't dissolve, so if you have a septic tank they can build up there, and some people would go to the lengths of trying to get to your septic tank," he said.
While Saturday was the official pill take back day..police encourage those who did not make it out to take them to their local police department. They ask that you call ahead of time so that they can be prepared to put them under lock and key until the DEA can pick them up.
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