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 >>
Lee County- Equestrian Monty Latham is practicing for a big event.
"Horse show," said Monty.
Saturday, he'll be one of 64 riders taking part in a special equestrian meet at Lee County's Hunny Pot Stables.
"They are all special needs children and adults from age three to 68," said Gretchen Gay, volunteer coordinator at the stables.
Every week, Monty comes here to the Southwest Georgia Therapeutic Riding Center for a therapy session with his favorite horse.
But federal and state budget cuts could leave the Albany Advocacy Resource Center without enough money to pay for this therapy.
"The end of July, the first of August is when we'll find out," said Tara Okon, the center's director. "We're hoping the money will be somewhere."
The riding center serves more than 260 special needs children and adults from school systems and service agencies throughout southwest Georgia. The therapy helps them physically and emotionally.
"A lot of these people, it helps there self-esteem so much," Okon said.
"The therapy that they get out here, they don't realize they're getting," Gay said. "They come out here and they smile from ear to ear."
And center volunteers say an increase in donations will help keep those smiles on faces such as Monty's.
The Riding Center is run totally by volunteers. No one gets a salary. You can sponsor a rider or a horse. If you'd like to make a donation or become a volunteer, call the Southwest Georgia Riding Center at 434-9087.