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 >>
August 27, 2004
Lowndes County - It's a day nine-year-old Kenyata Johnson has looked forward to all week. "I've been riding on the swamp thing and bumper cars," said Kenyata.
That may not sound like the typical school day for most kids, but today is different. Kenyata is one of 550 Lowndes County youngsters getting the royal treatment at the United Way's annual Day of Caring. "It's a day to show the public and have the community come together to see what United Way is all about," said Nicole Holder, Director.
Each child is partnered with a volunteer from a local business. It didn't take Kenyata long to warm up to her buddy Angela Barker, even though their tolerance for wild rides may be a little different. "She's nice and funny," said Kenyata.
But today is about much more than just riding rides and getting a break from school, its about giving these kids a positive relationship with a role model, that will last long after the Day of Caring is over. "Its a year long process, you don't just touch this child's life for a day, you want to really try and make a difference," said Barker.
And the kids aren't the only one benefiting from this experience. "It makes me even more grateful for what my kids have and for what I can do to help the community," said Barker.
So when the day ends and Kenyata has to head back to the classroom, she'll remember "There are a lot of people who love and appreciate her," said Barker.
And she'll have a new mentor and friend she can count on.