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 >>
September 14, 2006
Bainbridge- Bainbridge's population is expected to double this weekend during Bikefest. The event not only brings in visitors from all over the country, it gives 100 percent of the profits to charity. This year's rally maybe the last at the Airpark.
Four hundred fifty campers fill the Commodore Decatur Airpark, thousands more are anticipated. Tracy and Joby Gaeta of Orlando are back at Bikefest for a second time.
"This has a little bit of a twist to it, there's a lot of nice places to ride up here too," said Tracy and Joby Gaeta, of Orlando, Florida.
The festival continues to grow because of it's great reputation.
"Just the attitude of the promoters and the reputation of the rally, it's a good clean rally," said Frank Goodwin, a Vendor.
Visitors can find plenty to buy on the Bikefest grounds, but many also venture out into the community, last year this event added up to a two million dollar tax revenue for the city of Bainbridge.
"It was started as a tourism effort to bring in money to the county and the city and fill up the restaurants and hotels," said Leslie Bernier, Bikefest Chairwoman.
Charities also benefit, while event goers get to check out the latest bikes 100 percent of the profits go to the Shriner's Hospital, Salvation Army and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
"We've got numerous smaller charities which include like our Bainbridge youth football league, the Friendship House which is an after school program for children, that need somewhere to go in the afternoon, that have parents that are still working during the day and then also the life to literacy program here," said Bernier.
Fun like the Wall of Death, over the last eight years has raised $467,000, and over the next three days organizers hope to raise at least $90,000 more.
Organizers will be collecting for another cause this year, their own grounds. For the tenth anniversary they hope to move Bikefest to a new permanent location on 100 acres on PondTown Road. The event runs through Sunday and cost $30.