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 30, 2006
Mitchell County -- A retired South Georgia Marine says Phoebe Putney Hospital's bureaucracy is preventing him from getting his Veteran's Administration benefits.
John Nestale works on the mountain of paperwork he has compiled with the VA since first filing his claim in April 2001. Nestale retired from the Marines in 2000 after a twenty year career.
During his active duty, he was treated for a hip problem at Phoebe Putney Hospital. The VA has told Nestale he needs a letter from Phoebe stating that they were and are still treating him.
But Phoebe won't give him the letter, saying it requires a legal opinion.
Nestale says he knows he is just one of the many retired military men and women running into roadblocks when applying for VA benefits. "My situation is not as grave as some others, I'm sure, coming back from the war. If I'm going through this, I can just imagine what the rest of the veterans are going through, just trying to get at least a fair evaluation of their situation. And that's all I'm asking for."
Nestale, a program analyst at the Marine Base, says he has already delayed his appearance before the Board of Appeals at the VA three times.
He's contacting U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss and Congressman Sanford Bishop for help.