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 >>
August 14, 2006
Lee County-- Another legal challenge to Georgia's new sex offender law was filed Monday. Meanwhile, Lee County school officials are taking steps to protect kids from offenders.
The School Superindent and Transportation Director talk regularly with the Sheriff's office to find out if sex offenders move into an area. They then make changes to ensure children don't even walk in front of those homes as they catch the bus. For instance, if a sex offender lives on one side of the street, buses will be made to stop on the opposite side.
The Superintendent says that's the best way to keep the kids safe and right now there are no plans to designate official bus stops.
"Our school bus stops change regularly. We have new children added to our routes and we have children who decide for whatever reason, not to ride the school bus, so it's changing continually," says Dr. Lawrence Roberts.
Dr. Roberts says right now there's approximately 20 sex offenders living in Lee County.
Bulloch County in southeast Georgia did designate bus stops and today a human rights group filed suit to prevent the county from enforcing the part of a new state law that prevents offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop.
Last month, a federal judge barred enforcement of the law in the only other county to designate bus stops.