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 >>
January 22, 2003
Albany- Janne Myers has been living at the Salvation Army shelter for the past three months. Every morning when the shelter closes, she has no other choice but to face the bitter cold.
Myers says,"When I get up, it is so cold, and I have to put on as many clothes as I can, just to make it."
Myers says other homeless people hate for winter to roll around because it's hard staying warm, but she keeps her self busy by searching for jobs and an apartment. She adds, "I have been looking every where, and hopefully, something will work out."
Salvation Army Shelter Manager, Lurlene Batten, says even when the shelter gets crowded, she tries not to turn away anyone.
Batten says, "Our policy is that we don't turn anyone away." Batten says she hates when the shelter closes each day because she knows many people will end up sitting on the streets or underneath a bridge, just to keep warm.
Batten says, "We hate when we have to close those doors at seven because we know these people will suffer through the cold most of the day until we open back up. That's a long time."
Shelter resident, Janne Ellis, says she's doing her best to stay warm, and she hopes before long, her job and apartment searches will end, so she can escape the cold permanently.
The Salvation Army has twenty-eight beds for men, and eight for women. Residents, who follow the rules and actively seek employment, are allowed to stay for as long as they need to.