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 28, 2005
Albany- One by one they marched in. Men who although were sentenced to prison for various crimes, have decided to change their lives through faith and character building. These are the men chosen to live in the first ever Faith and Character Based dormitory program at Calhoun prison.
Inmate and speaker, Robert Hughes says,"Theres no excuses for failure in this program, this is our second chance shouldn't be anymore second chances." Faith Based coordinator Toriarn Weldon explains the importance of this graduation, "This graduation right here, the ones who graduated today, those are the charter members, they came into this program 15 guys wanted to make a change in their lives and tired of the same old environment.
So we asked them, just how well does the faith based program work. You have men working together, learning together even praying together all within these prison walls. Prisoner and participant Jamal Smith says,"a lot of changes, a lot of guys are getting more serious about the situation of the dorm and just that program itself in general you didn't see that serious before but you see a lot more now."
Take Terry Bruner for example, After serving his time and being released from prison, he still came back to get his certificate. Bruner says, "I wanted to share with these men what God is about and be a testimony to them that he is real and he's working in our lives if they hold onto their faith that faith build character."
The prisoners feel that no matter what happens here or on the outside, their beliefs will help them truly to be free. The program has a zero tolerance policy, the prisoners are selected to be in the program based on their willingness to work and follow rules. Most importantly they have to want to change.