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 >>
August 24, 2003
Albany- The house at 1301 Dawson Road started off as an investment property for Janice Osei Grant and her husband, but quickly became something else.
"Just coming in and going through it, it dawned on me the first time I went through it that this is a dorm house," she says.
With all new furnishings the 4,000 square foot house has been transformed into a spacious all-girl dormitory for local college students.
"It's an all inclusive living arrangement with basic phone service, computer, cable, utilities, and even the furnishings, dishes, and linen. All they have to bring are their personal items and their towel and washcloth," adds Osei Grant.
The house was built in 1940 and not only has a lot of space , but also has a lot of history. The dorm will be named after the late owner Marge Starkel, who died just last year.
"She really was a pacesetter because she never saw any color barrier at all. She loved all people," remembers family friend, Martha Mcgraw.
Those who knew Starkel say she was a champion for civil rights. Her friends credit her as being one of the few white members of the NAACP and Urban League who joined before it became fashionable.
"Marge would be absolutely delighted and I know she's smiling down from heaven because this is exactly what she would have wanted," says Mcgraw.
Owners say they are giving college women a comfortable, stylish place to live while honoring the spirit of a woman who gave so much of herself.
Osei Grant says if the Marge Starkel house does well, she and her husband may consider opening all-male version of the dorm.