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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
May 21, 2003
Albany - The cost of health insurance could double for city of Albany, Dougherty County, and Water, Gas and Light employees. If a better deal can't be found, it will cost most employees about 50% more to insure their families.
Less coverage, for more money. That's what Albany, Dougherty County, and WG&L employees will get under a new health insurance plan. The three entities are meeting a week from Wednesday to discuss the proposed health plan which could include less coverage for retirees, and higher premiums and co-pays for employees
Albany Police Corporal Joseph Rizer examines evidence through a microscope. A recent memo for the city also leads him to examine his health insurance plan. The letter warned employees premiums may go up 25% to 30%. But, Rizer says the math doesn't add up. "They sent this letter stating that I will have to pay about $124 dollars a month. I was paying $82 for the family plan. That's about 51% more."
The recent father of twins worries the high cost of health insurance will force him to get a part time job or look for another health care plan. "I just want the city to make sure they have the best plan available," said Cpl. Rizer.
The City, County, and Water, Gas and Light are under the Public Employees Health Group Plan. The City Manager says the increasing cost of health care leaves them with little choice but to raise employee premiums and reevaluate retiree benefits. "We're not the only public and private entities battling higher cost in their health plans," said Janice Allen Jackson.
Next Wednesday, the city, county, and WG&L will hear a proposal for a revamped health insurance plan. "I don't know what the proposal will be or how much our employees will be effected."
The co-pay for workers may increase. And, retirees spouses may no longer be covered. But just what changes will be made and at what cost is still unknown.
At least two of the three entities must approve the health insurance proposal before the changes are implemented.