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 >>
December 5, 2002
Albany-- The Minister of the Leesburg Church of Christ is known for helping others. Now his friends are coming to Roger's aid in his time of need.
Milton Rogers awoke at 5:00 Sunday morning to find his Albany home in flames. Rogers said "The exhaust fan here malfunctioned, an electrical fire. And then it spread through the roof, to the car, and the car was engulfed in flames when we woke up. Also my truck. The main thing is we got out alive, and that is what counts."
The Rogers family ran from their home on West Alberson in their pajamas. Almost everything in the home was destroyed by the fire, smoke, and water. "Then we also had our family pictures and this is her artwork. Some of it might be able to be saved, but you can't repair thing like this," Rogers said.
Both of the Rogers cars were destroyed in the blaze. Known as the Feeding Preacher because of his Food Bank work for the poor, Roger's truck bed is still full of bread he collected. "But the sense of humor is, now they are 'brown and serve' rolls."
Now Rogers friends and church are helping his family. They are staying in a friends home. Others have loaned them cars to drive and clothes to wear. Rogers said "It's ironic, I have always helped people who were burned out. And now I'm on the receiving end."
Despite the fire, Milton Rogers says he feels blessed. "We didn't get injured. We are very fortunate. Some people are not as fortunate as we are."
Roger's friends have opened an account for anyone who would like to help his family rebuild. You can send your donations to: