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 >>
March 15, 2006
Thomasville- In its hay day The Mitchell House hotel in Downtown Thomasville could accomodate more than 300 guests. But then the resort era ended, and office space never seemed to work. Now, new life is being breathed into the old building and it's being turned into lofts and condos.
Thomasville business owners know it best.
"Downtown Thomasville is downtown because of people and you've got to have nice places for people," said Randie Wortman, Hicks Clothing Co. That's why they're excited to have new tenants upstairs.
"Our downtown is just so vital and viable to our city and that's one missing piece of our downtown area, is downtown living," said Karen Smith, Main Street Executive Director.
The Main Street Downtown Development Authority now has a developer to build 36 condos and lofts in the old Mitchell House hotel.
"It's really taken off in some of the larger cities and I think it's going to be a huge success in Thomasville as well," said Smith.
When it takes off, hopefully local business will too.
"The downtown area is the heart of your community and this is where people come to for events and I think once we have downtown living that will drive the course that we have more restaurants downtown, that downtown is open at night," said Smith.
The first work residents will see is roof repairs, and business owners say they won't be thrown off by construction.
"Hicks has been here for over 70 years and they haven't gotten here by keeping the doors closed or by a little construction here or there so," said Wortman.
It's a two year project that will be opened in phases, bringing some faces to this old downtown icon. The Mitchell House was built in the late 1800 and served as a hotel during Thomasville Resort Era. It was turned into office space in the mid 70's but most recently had been empty space.