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 >>
October 9, 2006
Valdosta - October 3rd began like any other day for Ulrica Ellis.
Then she answered a knock on her door with news that her worst nightmare had come true. "When I opened my room though, I already knew because I saw one to many family members standing there and so I knew from that moment," she says.
Her husband, 25-year-old Staff Sgt. James Ellis, had been in Iraq since December 11th serving with the Army on his second tour of duty. He was killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Baghdad. "When they sat me down and started telling me, they opened their photo folder and I knew," she cries. " They only show a picture if he passed, not if he's been in an accident. They only show it if he passed so I knew."
Ellis was due home by December 1st, excited to spend the holidays with his daughter Janiayah who he had only seen for one month since she 3 months old. "This would be our first Christmas together and we had to spend it in Texas so we were planning on celebrating our first Christmas out there together."
Now, she'll struggle to keep her husband's memory alive to remind Janiayah that her father is a true hero, laying down his life for his family and his country. "How will I explain to her? I don't know. I just don't know."
The funeral for Sgt. Ellis will be held 3:00 PM on October 15th at Greater Union Baptist Church in Valdosta.
21-year-old Justin Jarrett of Jonesboro, Georgia, was also killed in the bombing.