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 >>
October 03, 2005
Thomasville, Georgia-- Students in Thomasville are putting a personal touch on temporary homes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. They've helped outfit hundreds of mobile homes with all of the creature comforts so many of them lost.
It's an effort led by Brookwood School's SGA president, Hannah Clark. "We're collecting items for the adopt-a-trailer program that FEMA started for the Katrina victims," she says.
But students did better than just one trailer. They adopted nine, because they wanted to help as much as possible. "Stewart Park Homes gave us a list of everything that each trailer needed, hygiene items, and paper goods, and canned food," says Clark.
Each of those items will go into a thousand trailers being built in Thomasville for FEMA; temporary housing free to Katrina victims. "They're going to take them either to Louisiana or Mississippi," says Clark.
The victims of Hurricane Katrina aren't the only ones who will benefit from this project. The students will also take something from it. "Those people have nothing. It's really important to me personally that we need to do this," says Senior, Promboin "Sweet Pea" Kadice. "It's kind of hard to believe they've lost everything. I'm glad we could get together and help them out," adds Brookwood's Spirit Chief, Ben Hopkins. "It makes me feel good to know that we did something to help people start over and rebuild their lives," says Clark. That's a heartfelt reconstruction amid some of America's worst destruction.
Some of the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Katrina are the youngest ones. To help ease the pressure on them, Brookwood's lower school included personalized coloring books in each trailer.