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- Educational leaders are heading local students in the right direction. "We hope to prepare healthier youth for tomorrow's challenges, healthier in mind, in body, in spirit and information to make good choices for the future," says Albany Jack and Jill President Judith Corbett.
And students are getting an early glimpse into their futures by setting foot on the right path. "I really planned to learn something today about what would affect my life and the ways I lived, and I really enjoyed taking these sessions today," says student Candera King.
Albany State University and the Albany chapter of Jack and Jill teamed up to give area youth a forum covering every aspect from finances and health to higher education.
"This is a very important day for the Albany community and a very important day for Albany State as we extend our outreach efforts into the community to address many important issues," says Dr. Teresa Orok, Planning and Outreach Albany State. Issues affecting not only young students generally but specifically the young African-American male.
Student Lloyd Brown says, "I wanna go to college and get a degree in computer technology." That's a statement that leaders would like to hear more from young males. Statistics show that in Georgia colleges, women outnumber men by more than 2-to-1 in African-American enrollment but the forum is giving organizers an early start to get them prepared.
"There are so many barriers that confront our African American males and that drive them to so many other things," says Dr. Orok. But today they're here for guidance, "because it helps, you learn by other people teaching you what they know and their experiences what they been through," says Brown.
And these teachers don't mind giving tomorrow's leaders key messages that will help them move into their futures. "This is important work and we have to begin at such an early age," says Dr. Orok.