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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Today is the first day of spring, and with that comes the threat of mosquitoes. Following a mild winter and an abundance of rainfall, the pests are already flying around many parts of Dougherty County, and public works is trying to get an early start on combating them.
The recent rains have left many places in Albany and Dougherty County with pools of standing water. This of course is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
"We are trying to get around treat as much of this water as we can in a timely to combat some of the problems we're going to have with mosquitoes early," said Environmental Control Manager Donnell Mathis.
Mathis says an early start is a must. This morning efforts were underway to spread pellets in this area off Greenwood and Lullwater.
"We're treating the water with those as well as an Agnique product which coats the water to keep them from hatching out," he said.
Mathis says is some places larvae have already hatched and mosquitoes are on the fly. And now is a good time for homeowner to do their part.
"Pour out any standing water around the home; buckets, tries, bird baths, anything that holds water."
Last year Dougherty County led the state with 11 cases of West Nile virus, two of those fatal. But regardless of how bad the mosquito problem will be this year, protecting yourself is a must.
"Put on mosquito repellant. Avoid being out when mosquitoes are active, but if you have to be out, where repellant or long sleeves or pants,"
And look for mosquito sprayers to get an early start, beginning tomorrow, on combating the pests who will unfortunately hang around until mid fall.
And now is a time to start protecting yourself against mosquitoes. Those that survived the winter that had the virus still carry it and can pass it along.