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 >>
December 8, 2005
Albany -- Thirty-six-year police veteran, James Younger, the deputy police chief in Arlington County, Virginia, has been named Albany's new police chief.
City manager Alfred Lott announced late this afternoon that Younger will take over APD the first week of February. Younger beat out finalist Marvin Evans - the a commander a the Newport News, Virginia Police Department.
It's been more than a year since Albany's had a permanent police chief. The chief's search was put on hold until a new city manager was hired. Today that new city manager, Alfred Lott, announced he's hiring James Lynwood Younger.
"I've got to get someone in there who is in command and stable, to start setting up the right programs we need," said Lott.
Lott says Younger brings new ideas for recruiting and retaining officers, a big problem facing APD. The department is short 35 officers right now, and officers are working overtime to cover the beats.
Younger has been in law enforcement since 1969, serving as the commander of the criminal investigations and as deputy police chief in Arlington County, Virginia.
"That will stabilize the organization. It will get me a thirty year professional in the position of police chief. Someone who is well educated in the basic and elaborate police functions," Lott said.
It will be up to Younger to choose an assistant chief once he arrives in February. As Albany's police chief, James Younger will make $78,000 a year.