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 27, 2003
Americus- Minsoon Kim is already a nurse. But she eventually wants to get her masters degree.
"But I cannot understand English well and I cannot speak English well," Kim said.
So she's a student at Georgia Southwestern University's English Language Institute. This is where she'll strengthen her English-speaking skills. But before she could come here from South Korea, she had to get a visa, and that's a lot harder than it used to be.
"They look at me as a criminal," Kim said. "We feel that feeling."
Making the visas harder to get may be keeping our country safe, just like security in dorms keeps students safe. College leaders say stricter security is good for schools and students. The process has been abused in the past, sometimes perhaps allowing students into the country who shouldn't have been here.
"I think the policing effort has cleaned up a lot of that," said Gary Fallis, GSW's Director of Admissions.
At Georgia Southwestern most international students did not have trouble getting their visa. There are between 70 to 100 on campus. College administrators say the value of having them here is immeasurable. Especially when 60 percent of the students have spent most of their lives in South Georgia.
"Not only from the diversity stand point, but just the character they add to the college," Fallis said.
So, Minsoon feels lucky to have her visa.
"They give the expression that they don't want to give us the F-1 visa and they are very strict."
And lucky to have the chance to take her nursing skills to a higher level.