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 >>
July 1, 2003
Albany - What happens when bad weather washes out your vacation plans? You could lose thousands of dollars if weather or an emergency forces you to cancel a cruise, flight, or other trip. But just as you can insure you personal health, you can insure the health of your vacation.
Veteran travel agent Elizabeth Nichols, of Albany Travel Agency, says buying travel insurance is a good idea if you've spent more than you can stand to lose on your vacation.
You can buy insurance from the cruise or tour line or from your travel agent. Buying it directly from the vacation company costs less, but the coverage isn't always as good. "Most cruise lines will only give you back 90% of the total cost, if you cancel your plans," said Nichols.
Most airlines now have non-refundable tickets, a change since 9-11. Even if you die, you family will still have to pay for your flight unless you buy insurance. "If you pay $200 for a plane ticket, it may not be worth insuring. But, if you pay $1,000 to fly to Europe or beyond, I would suggest insurance."
Insuring a $300 airline ticket cost anywhere between $15 and $30, depending on your age. Older people will pay more from travel insurance, since they're more likely to cancel because of health problems.
So, is it worth the extra cost to by insurance in case of bad weather or an emergency? Nichols says its like gambling don't bet more than you can stand to lose.