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 >>
March 23, 2004
Sylvester - A Sylvester police officer won't be tried for the death of a man in his custody. Tuesday, the grand jury no-billed Charles Thurmond on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct in the death of Herman Jackson.
February 20, 2004, Jackson suffered a broken larynx during an arrest. Assistant Chief Thurmond wrapped his arm around Jackson's neck to subdue him during the arrest.
The death enraged many people in the community who rallied in support of Jackson's family. They say the justice system failed.
"We anticipated it would happen like that, but still we're very upset. And, we would like to see some justice done because we don't feel this is a fair decision that's been made by the grand jury," said City Councilman Dr. Bruce Washington.
The City Council is holding a meeting Friday to decide if Thurmond and the two other officers involved will keep their jobs. "With the grand jury giving their verdict on the situation, it's time for the City to begin to talk about what our process will be," said Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta.
Thurmond and officers Beth Pundavela and Brad Callaway remain on administrative leave.