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 >>
As Albany expects 100º temperatures today and tomorrow, southeast Georgia counties are bracing for more potential flooding from a river swollen by Tropical Storm Debby.
Camden County Emergency Management director Mark Crews said Thursday residents are being warned to prepare along about 10 miles of the St. Marys River west of Folkston. He estimated 80 or more homes could take on water as early as Friday if the river floods as forecasters are predicting.
No evacuations have been ordered. Crews says it's unclear how deep floodwaters may get. He says the last time the river flooded, in April 2009, about 40 homes got swamped with up to a foot of water.
Flooding has already affected neighboring Charlton County on the eastern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. The St. Marys River forms part of the Georgia-Florida border.
Tropical Storm Debby brought benefits and possible misfortune for some south Georgia farmers.
Much of the state remained dry, but 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Brooks County.
The bad news for farmers is all that rain and wind brought disease ridden spores into their fields, but the good news is farmers aren't having to run their irrigation systems as much.
North Florida ground is saturated with rain water, and many people have asked Albany native Chet Powell for his assistance with their livestock and pets.
Wednesday afternoon Powell and the Suwannee County Florida Sheriff's Office brought feed to folks with stranded animals. "This home where we are right now, unfortunately yesterday afternoon I believe or during the night, they lost several farm animals. Some goats. They drowned."
Raising chickens is a common practice in Live Oak, but the heavy rains washed much that business away. "It's a big business. There are people who lost whole poultry houses full of chickens because the water has risen in the chicken house," said Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron.