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 >>
Albany- The news of Wesley Beaver's death traveled quickly, to his friends.
"Somebody called me at school, and I just cried and I kept crying, and then the next day I went back to school and people kept talking about it and talking about it and talked about what they didn't know and it just made me cry even more," exclaimed Melissa Carroll, a friends of Beaver's.
Fourteen-year-old Heather Padgett and 15-year-old Melissa Carroll were good friends with Wesley Beaver. They spent time hanging out, playing pool, or just sitting and talking. Wednesday, they made a trip to the Albany Mall to remember their friend in their own way.
Both say they don't believe Beaver would have been involved in the burglary at the Lee County pawn shop.
"I don't believe that he would ever do something like that, or even have a weapon on him, and I think there's a story that someone's not telling,and it breaks my heart that he got shot for no reason," said Carroll.
"Yeah, I was, because everybody was talking about how he would rob somewhere and how he did this and I didn't believe any of it because he had a job and he had his own money," said Padgett.
The girls decided to have T-shirts made to remember Beaver.
"He loved to play pool, everyday, he would go to Breaktime, there wasn't a day he wasn't at Breaktime, and he would always play pool so we figured that we would put one of his favorite things to do on our T-shirts," said Padgett.
The girls plan to wear the shirt at Breaktime on Friday, but they say it's the memories of their everyday activities that they will keep with them forever.
"One night we were really hungry, so we went to Krystal's, and we parked across the road and he was eating his fries, and he was talking about how nasty they were, so we drove all the way back to Krystal's and went through the drive-thru just to get some salt for them," said Carroll.
The girls say, Beaver was well known and well liked and they expect a large turnout for his memorial service.
"Everybody knew him, I think he was one of the best well-known people that I knew, because, you've got people from every county, that know him, that were friends with him, that are going to the funeral tomorrow," said Padgett.
Friends say they are trying to put together a concert, with several bands to remember their friend.
Memorial services for Wesley Beaver are planned for noon Thursday at First Assembly of God Church.