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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Habitat for Humanity helps build safe decent housing world-wide. The Moultrie division is responsible for building nine homes. All houses were built with donations from right in the community.
Habitat's goal is to learn to write grants, so more houses can be built. It takes everyone coming together; businesses and the people in need.
The Moultrie Habitat has built nine houses since it started. "Habitat is a cooperative effort between families and volunteers," said Director Myra Jane Brown.
They just started fund raising for the 10th home. "We raised $40,000. So we're raising more money to finish the home," said Brown. Different businesses in the community have helped make this possible.
It takes a lot of material to build one of these homes. "Things like roofing materials, wood and that sort of thing. So they can build homes at prices we can afford," said Brown.
Habitat needed a place to put all the donations received, that's when Brown went to Live Oak storage. "When I went to talk to him, he not only gave me a building to use. But it's the largest one," said Brown.
"The donation amounts to around $2,000," said Owner of Live Oak Storage Duncan Moore. Even with a rough economy, there's never a wrong time to help.
"What that translates for habitat, is times are extra tough. So we think businesses that can should step up," said Moore.
Habitat for Humanity directors say this is not a hand out but a stepping stone. All families who apply are screened and must meet certain qualifications.
"It's like we're the hands of Jesus. We all are working together, and helping families help themselves," said Brown. Giving each family a piece of the American dream one home at a time.
Habitat is still in need of items to furnish the 10th home, things like bathtubs, sinks and other appliances. If you would like to donate or volunteer call Myra Jane Brown at 229-873-6918.