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 >>
April 5, 2003
ALBANY - If you needed to raise five million dollars how would you start? A raffle? Maybe selling barbecue lunch? It may sound far fetched, but organizers say a slow start could build to a big finish, with visions of a completed stadium on the Albany State campus.
"This fundraising is to get the community to do something for themselves," American Legion Post 512 member Tommie Postell said.
The American Legion Post and a group called Friends of ASU got together in the fundraising effort, when they realized a change in state leadership, put the last half of a promised ten million dollars from the state in real jeopardy. They've already spent part of their five million dollars clearing out a large piece of land to build the stadium, but they say in raising the rest of the money, they'll leave no stone unturned.
"We're trying to include everybody to make Albany understand it's not just ASU stadium but the Albany community stadium," Gerald Williams said.
A stadium one former coach says would mean both a boom to the economy and the University's athletic program.
"As athletics grow the town grows we lost our baseball team but we got something to look forward to with the football team," Coach Hampton Smith said.
The next thing to look forward to, grass, and a few of the 17,000 seats these players hope to one day pack, that is if they can find a way to keep the money coming in.
The winning Kia Rio Raffle ticket will be drawn on Superbowl Sunday next season.