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 >>
May 24, 2007
Spend ten minutes driving around Albany and you will no doubt see violations of the statewide water restrictions.
In all parts of town, at all times of day, people are openly and freely watering their lawns with no regard for the drought or the law that bans daytime watering.
Monday, Albany Water, Gas & Light's Assist. General Manager Lorie Farkas, told us that in the last seven years when various water restrictions have been in place, no one, not one person, has gotten more than a citation.
Perhaps that is at the heart of this problem. If people know they won't be punished for breaking the law, why worry about it?
The city's Code Enforcement officers are charged with enforcing the law, but unfortunately, WG&L says the city manager has told the officers it's low priority. And that's pretty evident.
It's time for our city manager himself to take these statewide watering restrictions seriously, and to instruct code enforcement officers to get busy and catch violators.
Those caught a second time will get fined $250 and we believe that will get their attention.
This drought is serious, our water is valuable, and we want to see our city do the right thing and go after violators.