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 >>
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March 10, 2003
Albany -- Students and faculty at Alice Coachman Elementary School tearfully said goodbye to one of their teachers Monday. His Army reserve unit has been activated. The Albany science and math teacher leaves Tuesday for deployment.
Fifth grade science and math teacher Kono Smith had the day dedicated to him at Alice Coachman Elementary. Smith's unit has been activated by the Army National Guard. Sergeant Smith is a computer analyst with the 461st Battalion, a logistical support unit from Decatur.
The fifth grade class sang him a song in tribute. The kindergarten teachers dressed in uniform to say God Speed.
Smith has been a teacher for seven years. He was also deployed during Desert Storm, and says that experience helps now. Smith said "Even if I have to pay the ultimate sacrifice, I am a soldier, trained to be take care of that. We go there to get the job done and return home."
School Assistant Principal Gail Gibson said "Mr. Smith has his own class, but he feels every student in this school is his student. And he will not accept any failure."
A yellow ribbon was tied to a tree in front of the school, and will remain there until Kono Smith returns to his students.
Kono Smith is the teacher of the year at Alice Coachman Elementary. He is married, with 3 children.