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
Albany - People in Northwest Albany don't want a school in their back yard. Dougherty County school board members narrowed the proposed sites for a new Elementary School on Wednesday. People in the Doublegate area mounted a fight against a new school in their neighborhood, and they successfully got school board members to eliminate a site off Old Dawson Road. But, the original site they fought years ago, Home Drive, is now being considered again.
Homeowners were surprised to find out this week the school board was considering building a new school on land near the Doublegate Country Club on Old Dawson Road. So Tuesday night they started a petition in opposition. "In about three hours, we had 73 people sign a petition against the school coming to the Old Dawson site," said George McIntosh.
For some, this is a battle they fought before. Another proposed site for Northwest Elementary is less than a mile away on Home Drive. And, neighbors complained about that site years ago. Their major concern is the same for both plots - traffic.
"They need a site that can handle school bus traffic," said Elizabeth Klemann. "You can't add school bus traffic on this road without disrupting everything around it."
A major complaint of the Home drive and Old Dawson site is that buses would access the school for a busy two lane road. But at the Gillionville Road site, construction is already underway to make the road four lane which would allow easier access to the school.
The 19 acres plot on Gillionville, just past Lockett Station, is a perfect site for the school according to school board member David Maschke. But, other members disagree. "I haven't decided which site would be the best," said board member Michael Windom. "That's why I didn't vote to go ahead with the Gillionville site now."
After hearing complaints about the Old Dawson site, board members took it off the list. But, they wouldn't agree to build on Gillionville or to sell the Home Drive leaving people in Doublegate back at square one.
Board members didn't say when they will vote on a site for the new school.