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 >>
November 3, 2003
Albany - An estimated 20,000 alumni and fans crowded Albany for the Albany State University Centennial Homecoming Celebration. And, they were spending money as quickly as you can say "Go Rams."
Hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls racked in hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. From the pockets of every screaming fans flowed big bucks. "We were expecting a large crowd, but we got more than we expected. And, that is great," said Janice Misher, Carter's Restaurant.
Golden Ram fans packed Carter's Restaurant over the weekend and nearly left the pots and pans empty. "Food we didn't expect to run out of, we did. But luckily, we had something else to replace it. We were ready for them," said Misher.
Carter's didn't run out of the annual crowd favorites. "People love the oxtails, chitterlings, turkey and dressing, fried chicken and porkchops," said Misher.
After the parade and the game, tired fans even had a hard time finding places to rest. "We had calls all month from people who wanted a room. And, we had to tell at least 100 people no", said Jaye Lomax, Sleep Inn Marketing Manager.
Sleep Inn was booked solid, as was every other hotel in Albany. "People had to go to Dawson, Sylvester, and even Tifton to find a place to stay," said Lomax.
Many people came in as early as Wednesday to enjoy festivities and watch the Tom Joyner Radio Show Friday morning. And, business say the big celebration couldn't have come at a better time. "The hotel industry is doing so poorly right now because of the economy. We really, really needed this," said Lomax.
So it was a big win for the Golden Rams and for the local economy.