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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 >>
November 22, 2004
Albany -- Former Westover High School teacher Carla Murray Monday afternoon plead guilty to one count of sexual assault. She admitted having a consensual sexual affair with a student.
As part of her plea agreement, Murray will not serve any jail time. 32-year-old Carla Murray barely whispered the word "Guilty" to the judge. She received a three-year sentence for sexual assault against a 17-year-old male student while she taught at Westover High School.
But she will serve that sentence on probation, none in prison. Assistant D. A. Christopher Cohilas said "It sends a message that this is not going to be tolerated. Whether or not it's a consensual relationship, it will be treated seriously."
Under the plea agreement with the District Attorney's office, Murray will register as a sex offender and forfeit her teaching certificate. She can not have any contact with the student.
But would a male teacher, who had sex with a underage female student, escape jail time? Defense Attorney Howard Stiller said "There might have been a differing view probably on the part of the public had it been a male teacher and a female student."
D.A. Cohilas said "She was surrendering her teaching license, which is the most important thing that we felt we needed to achieve, to make sure that she was not teaching at any other schools in Georgia."
Murray's attorney said she had no plans for the future, but leaving her first love, teaching, will be difficult for her.
According to the case file, Carla Murray had tried to have sexual relations with another male student. He complained to school administrators.