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 >>
September 2, 2005 from the DFCS
ATLANTA (GA) –The Department of Human Resources’ Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is providing expedited Food stamp assistance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Those storm evacuees who were not already receiving food stamp benefits in their home states and now require assistance are being asked to contact the local DFCS office in their temporary county of residence. Evacuees should call Constituent Services at 404-651-6316 for details. There, evacuees can apply for assistance. For the purposes of receiving aid, applicants will be treated as if they are Georgia residents and will be able to receive these expedited Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards (food stamps) benefits at the county DFCS office.
Applicants will receive the maximum benefit allowed for their household size. Once recipients have these EBT cards in hand, they must call the toll-free number listed on the card to have them activated. The card will be active within 2 days. In the meantime, DFCS is providing immediate assistance, such as food, clothing and shelter for all evacuees who need assistance.
For those evacuees who were already receiving food stamp benefits in their home states, DFCS is working with Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama to allow local DFCS offices to serve as temporary addresses for recipients to receive replacement EBT cards. DFCS will provide evacuees with emergency food supplies in cooperation with the local community food banks as well as clothing. DFCS offices across the state will remain open during the weekend to assist evacuees in processing aid applications.
For more information on the expedited food stamp program or if you require further assistance please call Constituent Services at 404-651-6316 or 888-295-1769.