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 >>
July 9, 2004
Americus-- Remembering a deadly disaster, "Even though it was ten years ago, it seems like yesterday," says Mayor Bill McGowan. A solemn ceremony marks the Flood of 1994.
The floods waters were quick and fierce. In just 24 hours, Tropical Storm Alberto dumped 24 inches of rain on Americus. The resulting flash flooding was the most deadly of the Flood of 94. It killed 15 people in one night.
Thursday morning, a brief ceremony remembered not only those who died, but those who served.
Americus's new City Administrator, Charlotte Cotton, was a city employee at the time of the flood. Her job was to alert the media of crucial information people needed to know. Although it has been a decade--her memories are vivid, "My memories are listening to the radio of the firefighters and the police officers that were doing search and rescue for bodies. I mean, it still just breaks my heart."
Many of those who participated in the search and rescue attended the ceremony. The names of those who died were read out loud. There is also a plaque commemorating those individuals.