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 >>
December 23, 2003
Lanier Co. -- From a distance, it looks like a typical home adorned with thousands of Christmas lights. "We just love it, you know there's a child in all of us no matter how old we get," said Julia Bennett.
But if you take a closer look, you'll see that these decorations aren't store bought. They're all carefully constructed by Calvin Fender and his mother-in-law, Julia Bennett. "The lollipops are the little nine ounce cups that we staple together and put lights in, the candy canes I made out of PVC pipe, the suckers are made of Styrofoam, and we put paper around them," said Bennett.
"I just cut a bunch of metal, form it, drill all the holes in it and put the lights in," said Calvin Fender.
Almost every single decoration in their yard is hand-made from some sort of household item. Fender even paints each and every one of his lights. "You buy stained glass paint, then tape them all off and spray them until you get them the right color," said Fender.
And with each creation, the family tries to send a message. "I try to tell the story of Jesus, when he was born and then rose from the cross to give us the best Christmas gift we could have," said Bennett.
When taking down last year's decorations, the family stopped counting at 50,000 lights, and next year's additions are already in the works.