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 >>
October 4, 2004
Hahira - You may have seen the show "Extreme Home Makeover" where a team of volunteers completely transforms a family's home while they're away on vacation. One very deserving South Georgia family is getting their own extreme makeover this week.
Volunteers with the Carpenter's Helpers are giving new meaning to remodeling. "We wanted to do something huge and drastic," said Cindy Bardes.
And that they did. In less than two weeks, they're taking the Ferrier family's home in Hahira from barely livable to something they can be proud of. "We're giving them new carpet, new tile, two kids will still be sharing a room but its twice as big as it was," said Bardes. "Before they had no air conditioning, their electrical system was shot, they needed a new roof."
The whole idea started with NSpire Magazine owner, Cindy Bardes. She wanted her first magazine issue to truly reflect its title. "We raised over $53,000.00 in donations," said Bardes.
Until now, the father and his four children have been crammed in this 800 square foot home with only three bedrooms and one bath. By Friday, they'll have a 300 square foot addition, and every single room will be filled with brand new furnishings. "When we look at this and see the quality of life its going to provide for this family, its going to be incredible," said Mayor Myron Crowe.
But they still need monetary and labor donations to meet their deadline. The group will be working every day from 7:00 a.m. until midnight at 202 Railroad Street. "We especially need people with carpentry skills, people who can lay tile and carpet, and we still need someone to put in cabinets," said Bardes.
The family was sent away on vacation and can't see any of the progress until its completely finished. They have no idea what they'll be coming home to, but they can be sure it will change their lives forever.