Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.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.