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 >>
September 17, 2003
Albany - The insurance fraud trial of a southwest Georgia mayor continues. A jury will decide if Dawson Mayor Robert Albritten is guilty of illegally profiting from policies he sold to elderly south Georgians.
Opening statements finished this afternoon in the longtime Dawson Mayor's trial. Robert Albritten was indicted last year on 28 counts of fraud and forgery. On Tuesday, the jury heard from the first witnesses.
\Dawson Mayor Robert Albritten accused of forgery and fraud. Assistant District Attorney, Troy Golden, says to the jury, "Mr. Robert Albritten acted as a dishonest life insurance salesman."
During opening statements, Defense Attorney Bill Murray tells the jury to listen closely to evidence. He says, "Nothing in the evidence will show you he did anything to fraud anyone."
The prosecution says Albritten was selling Monumental Life Insurance policies to residents at Top Quality Care, a personal care home. Albritten's funeral home handled the clients burials. Golden adds, "He filled out these applications in such a way the insurance company he worked for, they accepted these applications."
He's also accused of listing people like Pearlie Johnson as beneficiaries, having them falsely claim they're related to the insured. Johnson is the owner of the personal care home. The state's first witness was Senior Insurance Underwriter Gail Riley. Murray says to Riley, "He [Albritten] writes down Mrs. Johnson is the niece, nothing wrong with that." She replies, "That is correct." The defense says insurance agents, like Albritten, have no way of knowing if beneficiaries are relatives.
After the jury was selected one juror was cut because he's a distant cousin of Albritten. An alternate took his place.