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 >>
Melvin Drake is taking the unconventional route this year and celebrating Labor Day weekend at home.
"This year I decided to do the 'stay-cation' and stay at home, said Drake.
But for Roger Lumpkin and other drivers like him who will hit the roads this weekend, they better be on the lookout for heavier police presence.
"We understand people are trying to get to their destination. We want to make sure they get there without it turning into a disaster or a tragedy," said Dougherty County Police Captain Tom Jackson.
Captain Jackson says the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, also known as H.E.A.T, will be out looking for drivers who may be putting the lives of others and themselves in danger.
"Enjoy your holiday weekend but please drive safely. We're not out here to harass you. We're just out here to make sure you don't hurt someone or yourself. If you want to party and have a good time, that's great. We like to have a good time too," said Captain Jackson.
Labor Day will mark the end of the "100 Days of Summer Heat", which began before Memorial Day.
Captain Jackson has some tips for those getting behind the wheel this holiday.
"Wear your seat belt, don't drive if you drink. If you're going to consume alcohol get somebody to drive for you," said Captain Jackson.
Although Drake will stay home, he wants everyone to be safe on the road.
"Definitely want to make sure everyone buckle up and stays safe. Have a designated driver. Be safe and do the right thing," said Drake.
Captain Jackson also wants to remind you that texting while driving is illegal in the state of Georgia and he stresses that driving under the influence can lead to fatal results.
Labor Day is one of the more dangerous holidays with an average of 544 fatalities nationwide since 1982.