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 >>
February 07, 2005
Cairo- The Cairo High School Marching Band has been chosen as one of the participants in the two-thousand-six Nokia Sugar Bowl.
From the fast-paced beats, to the slow sounds of Amazing Grace, the Cairo High School Band says they can play it all. "We put a lot of hard work into it. And what we put into it we get out.", says sophomore Maria Vasquez.
That's part of the reason they've been chosen as one of the bands to play at next year's Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Although the game is in the Big Easy, there's nothing easy about the preparations needed for the band to play top-notch. "We practice inside, and outside. We practice on the field marching, formations. Over and over. Lots of repetition out there. Till we get it down pat.", says Vasquez.
Band Director Johnny Folsom says getting chosen is normally a rigorous process. "You have to go through a process of auditioning, sending in tapes and so forth." But his reputation, and the band's reputation preceded them. They were chosen to participate in the Sugar Bowl site unseen. "The Cairo band has been known through the years. As many people know, it goes back to the forties.", says Folsom "We'll play what they expect us to play. And play up to their standards. And we'll also get to showcase what we do best."
The toe tapping during practice, along with the fidgeting hands doesn't necessarily reflect nervousness, they reflect anticipation. "You'll be out there with a bunch of other band people that can play just as well as you. So you wont be nervous. Band members say this is a once in a lifetime experience, and they plan on making Cairo proud of them.", says Vasquez.
Folsom says that they expected such excitement from the students, but they didn't expect the parents to match it. There were hundreds of parents at the meeting to approve the trip, and many of them asked to go along.