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 >>
December 8, 2004
Lowndes County - Books filled with pictures remind Harvey Luke of his time in the Navy, along with the reminder he wears on his leg each day. "I fractured my right ankle during that ball game and was admitted to Balbay Navy Hospital in San Diego," said Luke.
Luke was injured while playing in a Navy softball game and had to undergo surgery. 239 days later, he was released from the hospital and honorably discharged from the Navy. "I should've received a temporary discharge due to disability or a permanent discharge and all these years I should've been getting that check every month," said Luke.
But instead, Luke says mistakes were made in his Naval medical records. One document shows he never had a fractured ankle, and another section even claims he died. Since the surgery, he's suffered from severe arthritis and has trouble walking. Now he's hired a lawyer and filed suit to fight for the financial help all disabled veterans deserve. "I was cut off for 28 years and in 1989 they reinstated me and backpaid me for 18 months instead of 28 years at 10 percent," said Luke.
It's been an ongoing struggle for 15 years now. "It's been a tough battle," said Luke.
But Luke says despite all the financial trouble its caused, he'd never take back the injury or his time in the service. "I love our country and I love to serve, I just didn't like the mistreatment," said Luke.
And he won't give up until he gets back the benefits he's lost.