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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 26, 2006
Albany -- Events like that vigil are being held all over the country this month. October is domestic violence awareness month.
Albany woman Nancy Reimer is a domestic violence survivor, and she isn't ashamed of her experience of abuse from her former husband. The man she married would hit her, throw things at her, threaten her, and make her feel like she did something wrong.
Now she uses that experience to help others overcome their own problems.
Life is good for Nancy Reimer these days. She volunteers with her church, and she's excited about an upcoming cruise in Alaska. Her life now is very different than 12 years ago.
"There are many types of abuse. I was a victim of domestic violence. This went on for ten months. In the interim, I kept very quiet," said Nancy Reimer.
Reimer was quiet about the man she married who physically, mentally, and financially abused her.
"There were weapons out at times, many nights I would wonder if I'd make it through the night," said Reimer.
They were only together ten months and during that time she always wondered.
"I honestly was thinking I was doing something wrong and couldn't figure out what it was. I would spend my time thinking okay, what do I need to do to stop this situation. It was things that never made sense," said Reimer.
Reimer's family made sense of the situation for her and planned her escape from the relationship. She left town for a while, then moved back to her hometown and divorced from her abusive husband.
Now she uses the experience to volunteer with the Liberty House, at events like a recent Candlelight Vigil, to help other women who are going through what she went through.
"I just look back and think I'm the lucky one, and so many women are not and I feel like working with victims with a similar history to me is very beneficial," said Reimer.
Reimer is thankful for her life today, and hopes others in the situation can emerge from bad relationships to live free from abuse, before it ends in tragedy.
Warning signs include a partner trying to keep you away from your family and friends and taking control of your money. Victims often question whether they are somehow to blame.
Domestic abuse can be sexual, emotional, physical, and financial. It has to do with one partner needing to have all control.
If you think you may be in one of these situations, you should seek help immediately.