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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - During the school year, a growing number of children are relying on the cafeteria's free and reduced meals. For some, those meals are the only ones they get.
Now that summer's here, the growing numbers of families in need are relying heavily on organizations such as the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club to provide food for their children.
"They don't have anywhere else to go," says Shannon Zapf of the Second Harvest Food Bank. "Their parents need child care, and they don't have anything to eat."
Second Harvest of South Georgia offers a program called Kids Café, which provides fresh meals to these after school programs.
"In seven counties right now, with paperwork still coming in, we're serving about 1,600 children, but we do expect that number to rise," says Zapf.
That number is expected to climb to at least 2,000 within the next few weeks.
Kids' Café's nutritious offerings are intended to promote healthy lifestyles.
Winona Green, Community Kitchen Director for Second Harvest, says, "(We provide) different vegetables they don't usually get at home, different meats they don't usually get at home--to expand their horizons so that when they go out into the world, they don't just know chicken nuggets."
With after-school programs losing funding across the state, children in-need could lose their only place to receive free meals.
"If the participating programs close, those children won't have anywhere to go," says Zapf. "We won't have anywhere to send the food, so they'll be without their meals again."
Donations to organizations like the Boys and Girls club will not only provide a safe haven for kids. They will provide the only meals many of them will receive.