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 >>
Its been a long and hot summer and many south Georgians are feeling the heat, from their utility bill.
Some customers say that they try to conserve electricity by unplugging electronics and turning on fewer lights, but they're still racking up large bills.
Alexandra Henriques says, "We're trying not to use that much and even with the effort our bill is still high."
The biggest problem may be where you set your thermostat. The federalAnd setting it below the recommended amount could be costing you big bucks
"Every degree you set below 78, you will raise your bill up to three percent and maybe even 5%," says Lori Farkus Community Manager of the Water Gas and Light Commission.
But taking advantage of a free program can cut costs drastically.
"We do have free energy audits where you can make an appointment, and we come into your home. We look at all your equipment and see how you can bring your home to be more energy efficient and bring that utility bill down," says Farkus.
Additionally turn off lights when not in use or in the daytime, unplugging electronics and chargers when not in use and using energy efficient light bulbs can help with costs.