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 8, 2005
Albany - The Maintenance Center at MCLB is in the process of rebuilding and repairing more than 300 amphibious assault vehicles. Chamber of Commerce President Tim Martin says, "Equipment that's damaged in the conflict in Iraq is sent back here and it's rebuilt. That is some of that, but even vehicles that have not been damaged are being upgraded as well."
If the more than $113 Million President Bush proposed is approved, a service life extension program, or SLEP will be implemented. Martin says, "The new fighting vehicle is not ready to be built and so these upgrades, they'll be redoing the telecommunications packages, they'll be redoing some of the weapons systems on that vehicle, and that will extend the life of the current amphibious vehicles that our marines are using."
Martin believes the work clearly demonstrates how vital MCLB is not only to Albany, but to the military, which hopefully means when Base realignment and closure recommendations come out in May, MCLB will not be on the list. "This is great news for Albany," says Martin. "This is great news for MCLB Albany, this is great news for our Marines."
Marines which will now have vehicles properly armored and maintained to allow them to continue to protect our country. The program upgrade could mean more new jobs at MCLB, but Military personal at the Albany base did not want to comment on the budget since it has not been approved.