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 15, 2003
Fitzgerald - A teenage arsonist ruins this historical southwest Georgia landmark. Fitzgerald City Consultant, Alvie Dorminy, says, "Just a very sad scene, a lot of memories for a lot people."
The old Fitzgerald High School is demolished by fire. The fire was set around 5:30 Wednesday evening. Eight hours later, the fire was finally under control and a teenager was arrested.
The arsonist caused $400,000 damage to the abandoned school and also took away many fond memories. A Fitzgerald High School tenth grader was arrested eight hours later and charged with arson and trespassing.
A 1944 Graduate, Roy Jack Gibbs, says, "I wonder what people get out of something like that. Look at the money it costs the city, all these firemen and stuff."
Investigators say the boy set the old abandoned school on fire with a cigarette lighter. Other students watched him do it. Dorminy says, "That saddens me even more." Dorminy is a 1953 graduate. He says, "It is totally in ruins. Anything that will bring tears to your eyes, that will do it. "
Thursday morning, firefighters continue to wet down hot spots, inside are charred school chairs soaked by water. It would cost two million dollars to rebuild. Right now, plans are to tear the historical building down. Gibbs sighs and says, "I sure hate to see it go. It was a pretty building."
The old Fitzgerald High school was supposed to be renovated, but not enough money was raised. The school was built in the early 1900's.
The arrested student may also be punished at school. The school system will look at evidence and then schedule a tribunal hearing.