Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -
Mitchell EMC crews worked into the early morning hours to restore power to hundreds of customers. It took utility crews well over three hours to get all the power restored.
Safety Manager Charles Gilbert said that two small snakes were found electrocuted in the Pecan City Substation, and that seems to be the cause of the shortage.
It took firefighters over 30 minutes to get that blaze under control. The fire started just after 10:30 at the Pecan City Substation on Moultrie and Spring Flats Road.
The fire caused lots of damage to the substation and 1,480 customers were without power.
Residents from worth, Mitchell and Dougherty county were affected. Utility crews re-routed the load to other sub-stations to get everything restored.
"We think the snakes crawled across a particular connector switch. The protective equipment didn't operate properly and when the fault occurred it was huge," said Mitchell EMC Supervisor Jimmy Clifton.
The fire the snake caused will cost Mitchell EMC several hundred thousand dollars to fix. It will take Mitchell EMC several weeks to fully repair the Pecan City Sub-station.