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 >>
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 11:20 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 >>
December 22, 2005
Albany -- After criticism of Albany's "Holiday" Decorations for not saying Merry Christmas, officials say they are listening.
Committee members who select the decorations say they have no problem including clearly "Christmas" displays. The city moved away from decorations that explicitly mentioned Christmas more than ten years ago after lawsuits against religious displays on public property.
The city leases the displays and can ask for different decorations, including more Merry Christmas themes, next year.
Rachelle Bitterman, one of the dozen committee members who oversee the decorations, says they want to make people happy with the displays. Bitterman said "It is the Christmas season. It's also the Holiday season, and encompasses a lot of holidays for a lot of different people. But of course Merry Christmas should be up, it would be nice."
Committee leaders say the city's Christmas Decorations are meant to draw people downtown for economic development and spread the holiday spirit for all faiths.
Those committee leaders ask that downtown churches and businesses put out more manger scenes and Christian faith displays on their private property next year where they can not be challenged.
None of the major downtown churches currently has any sort of outdoor religious display.
If a lawsuit were filed over Christmas decorations on city property, taxpayers would have to pay to fight it.