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 >>
May 9, 2003
Seminole County - It's been called the "Nobel of Government"and two of the three national winners are from Georgia. Former Governor Roy Barnes and former State Representative Dan Ponder, Junior. They will be honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
Dan Ponder, Jr., a Donalsonville businessman. He says, "My wife said I had two phone calls, one was from our daughter who was in Hong Kong and the other was Caroline Kennedy." Caroline Kennedy called to tell him he won the 2003 John F. Kennedy Profile Courage Award. He says, "I was totally surprised, I had no idea I had been nominated and I had no idea I was being considered, which part of it makes this such a nice thing for me and my family, it was totally unexpected and came out of nowhere."
The reason he won was because of the un-expected. In 2000 Ponder stood up on the House floor and gave a surprising speech. He explains, "It was time for me to stand and for some reason I knew there wasn't going to be anybody else."
Ponder told a personal story, encouraging 33 Representatives to change their vote, passing the much debated Hate Crimes Bill. The bill outlaws and punishes all hate crimes. He says, "The reaction was immediate and very gratifying and heartwarming."
Ponder now works full-time as a Hardee's franchisee in Seminole County. Ponder will be featured on NBC's Today Show, Monday morning between 7:30 and 8:00.
The other Georgian who's receiving the prestigious award is former Governor Roy Barnes. His political courage revolves around the controversial state flag. The third winner is former South Carolina Governor David Beasley.
The men will accept their award on May 12 in Boston.