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Government agencies put the screws during economic times

By   /  November 2, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet How many of you who are serviced by Water, Gas & Light have paid attention to your utility bills? How about your property tax bills? If you have, you’ve seen that both of those have gone up. It’s hardly surprising, since government can raise their own revenue by their own vote. It’s something that [...]

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Entertaining letters

By   /  August 15, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Yesterday, I received an interesting letter in the mail.  In it, Bonnie Jefferson, who uploads articles and columns to the web here at the Journal but is not a journalist, received a letter accusing her of not having done her research regarding a column.  However, the letter was littered with evidence of a poor [...]

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Commissioners tour manufactured gas plant

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

WG&L's Lee Daniels and Keith Goodin speak with commissioners John Howard and Roger Marietta and city attorney Nathan Davis at the site of the old manufactured gas plant.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton For years, it provided a much needed item to a growing Albany.  Today, it sits vacant and poses a potential environmental hazard.  The old manufactured gas plant was once part of modern life in the Good Life City, while today it appears that as much as $10 million may need [...]

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Keep an eye on WG&L

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Last week, word surfaced that Water, Gas & Light wanted money from the City of Albany, in particular from the Long Range Financial Planning fund, to help pay for the cleanup of an old manufactured gas plant that used to provide power to the city.  Over the past few years, more and more of [...]

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Letters to the Editor

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Letter to the editor  /  Comments Off

Tweet     While I read the papers and watch the news most every day and certainly understand the concerns about crime in Albany and Dougherty County, I would to offer a somewhat differing perspective on your column of June 13.

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Water, Gas & Light; a help or a nuisance?

By   /  June 7, 2012  /  M. Douglas, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     Water, Gas & Light customers need to pay close attention to their power, water, and sewage bills.  The residential rates for the City of Albany’s only power company vary based on a six month span. The months of May through October their rates are higher than the months of November through April. [...]

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Cartoon

By   /  February 13, 2012  /  Cartoon  /   Comments

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Safety chief accidentally shoots self

By   /  May 24, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports   The Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission’s safety, loss and human resources director told authorities he accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun. Shane Tucker, 54, was treated at Palmyra Medical Center and released following the 5:40 a.m. May 3 incident at his South Philema Road residence in [...]

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