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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany's new professional football team isn't drawing crowds as large the South Georgia Wildcats did, but that isn't discouraging to team management or city leaders.
They say the team is still drawing thousands of people to each game. Considering they only had two months to plan for the season, they say that's pretty good.
With four seasons left on the contract, they expect to do even better in the years ahead.
Whenever there's a big play, you can count on the fans to cheer on the Albany Panthers. But there are fewer fans watching the games than when the Wildcats played in this arena. "The attendance could always be better. I mean, you always want to sell out, that's the bottom line, you want to sell out," said Will Carter, Panthers General Manager.
But the Panthers are far from that, at least right now. But that's to be expected, says General Manager Will Carter. The team was organized in only two months, not leaving much time for marketing the schedule.
He said, "You had two months to go out and get sponsors, season ticket holders. There was a point fans didn't know if we were going to have a team or not and nothing was truly final until the end of January."
Plus, the schedule, which includes games on holiday weekends is tough and was put together at a moment's notice. Considering the grueling schedule and brief turn around time, Assistant City Manager Wes Smith says the Panthers, even with low ticket sales, are doing well.
"Considering how little time we had to set up, I'm pretty happy where we're at."
And moving forward, there are plans to take the team, and its fan following to a new level. "As far as arena football in Albany, it just works," said Panther staffer Carrie Council.
And as long as the fans keep coming, nats, and the sponsors continue to support it, it will keep working in Albany. The final home game for the Albany Panthers is on May 29th, unless of course, they make it into playoffs, which is possible since the team is undefeated.
Even after the season ends, the Panthers have plans for the summer, including camps and concerts.