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 >>
January 20, 2005
Albany -- Lt. Governor Mark Taylor is pushing for tax breaks and more benefits for the state's national guard and reservists. One South Georgia guardsman say he would appreciate the help.
It's quiet at the Albany headquarters of the Georgia National Guard. Most of the citizen soldiers are in Fort Stewart training, before heading for Iraq.
Sgt. First Class Frank Mills says the Lt. Governor's proposal of tax breaks and benefits are welcome. Sgt. Mills said "It's the thought, that someone out there is caring for the soldiers."
The Second Battalion, 121st Infantry was activated in December. The Lt. Governor's proposal would waive taxes on the soldier's non-military income, and have the state pay their life insurance premiums. Mills said "Life insurance, I think the premiums are like sixteen dollars a month. But that's sixteen dollars that would go into the spouses pocket to help buy food, pay light bill, whatever."
Sgt. Mills is awaiting treatment for skin cancer. Then he hopes to rejoin his unit before it leave for Iraq. After two tours in Vietnam, and one in Desert Storm, he still believes strongly in the National Guard's mission. "I feel like it's my duty. It's what I been paid for, what I've been trained to do."
Mills says his comrades are real heroes, and any help that they receive while on active duty is well deserved.
The Lt. Governor is also proposing boosts in college education benefits for returning national guardsmen and reservists. Sgt. Mills said many guardsmen would use that benefit.