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A man who police say severely beat a Moultrie woman last April is back in jail in south Georgia after he was arrested in Florida. Moultrie Police tell us Iva Lee Worthy, Junior is in the Colquitt CountyMore >>
Iva Lee Worthy, Junior is in the Colquitt County Jail. He's accused of beating Linda Sue Kreigbaum so badly, she had to placed in a medically induced coma.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 9:15 AM EDT2013-06-20 13:15:45 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau is holding a news conference at the Law Enforcement Center regarding several cases the Albany Police Department has handled with counterfeitMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau is holding a news conference at the Law Enforcement Center regarding several cases the Albany Police Department has handled with counterfeit bills being passed at several Albany stores just in the last two weeks.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 8:45 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:45:10 GMT
MACON, Ga. (AP) - This year is shaping up to be a busy year for alligators in the Macon area, which is on the northern end of the reptiles' range in Georgia. The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/11xGOIt)More >>
An alligator found this week is the third one this month. Authorities say abundant rain during mating season could explain the multiple gator reports.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:38:52 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 >>
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 >>
August 16, 2005
Albany-- The SOWEGA Council on Aging says it can't afford to keep the senior center running.
About 20 seniors come to the center each day to eat and socialize at what used to be the Acey-Deucy Club when the Air Force owned the property three decades ago.
Today, some of those folks asked Albany city commissioners to keep the center open.
The James H. Gray Senior Center in East Albany offers more than lunch to seniors. Ida Belle Stafford says, "I just come out here to keep from being at home by myself. That's why I come out here, I love out here."
Stafford, like many of the people around these tables, has come to the senior center for decades. "We have good times out here," says 100 year old Ida Belle.
Mildred Tyson says "It means getting away from home. I live by myself, so I get among people. We have activities out there. It's a lovely place, really."
A lovely place that's in danger of shutting down. Budget cuts and soaring transportation costs are forcing the SOWEGA Council on Aging to close the center. A $10,000 community block grant kept the center running this summer, but that money runs out August 31st.
The Council on Aging wants to bus the east side seniors to the center downtown on Pine Avenue, but they're not going without a fight. "As far as going across town, I ain't going over there. I'm going to stay on this side of the river," said Ms. Stafford.
Stafford and others seniors did make that trip across the river this morning to ask commissioners to take control of the center and keep it open.
"Most of them have gotten acclimated to the facility and they have bond together as neighbors and as a big family." Commissioner Jon Howard asked the Council on Aging to give the commission a budget to see how much it would cost to run the center.
And commissioners asked the city's staff to see if there's money available. Howard said "If there can be some funds found, I would certainly hope the City could take it over."
But for now, the future looks dim for the center these seniors depend on for food and friendship.
The city is also talking about building a new centralized senior center to replace the aging and overcrowded community centers.