Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
Even though the drought is keeping is keeping un-watered grass from growing much, Albany Code Enforcers still remind you to keep your lawn mowed.
You could get a citation if your grass is more than 12 inches tall. Shrubs are exempt from the ordinance, unless they're blocking a right of way or causing a safety hazard.
With the threat of severe weather this time of year, code enforcers are especially worried about dead trees.
"The ordinances see a standing dead tree as a nuisance, and it would be the property owner's responsibility to get rid of that nuisances, but it has to be dead," said Code Enforcer Mike Tilson. "Many people will see a tree on death spiral some people will call it, it's on it's way to be dead but its still alive and we do not get involved with that; that's a civil matter."
It is illegal to remove trees on any commercial property without a permit, and it is also illegal to remove or alter public trees located on a right of way.
You can file a complaint about unkempt property in your neighborhood by calling 311.