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 >>
July 21, 2005
Albany-- One of Phoebe Putney's biggest critics says not-for-profit hospitals are a rogue industry that uses tricky accounting, and buys political influence, to rack up millions of dollars.
Dr. John Bagnato, the former chief of surgery at Phoebe Putney Hospital, gave a power point presentation to the Rotary Club-- with several of Phoebe's top executives in attendance-- Thursday afternoon.
He showed copies of tax records and profit and loss statements that he says show how Phoebe uses not-for-profit tax laws to accrue hundreds of millions of dollars in assets.
Dr. Bagnato says Phoebe charges uninsured patients higher rates than others to increase profits-- a practice he says hurts the community's health. "Because it offends my sensibilities that they use their charitable status as a way to make money, and they are not really taking care of people. They are not following through on what they told the IRS they would do," Bagnato said.
Phoebe Putney officials had no comment on the presentation.
Last week we told you that Phoebe Putney Hospital missed a deadline to hand over financial information to the U. S. Senate Finance Committee. The Senate is looking into the tax exempt status of ten hospitals.
Today, a committee spokeswoman said Phoebe has provided answers to some of the questions about their finances, and worked out a timetable to answer the remainder.