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 >>
November 8, 2006 Press release from the Insurance Comm. Office
Atlanta - Insurance and Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine said fire extinguisher suppliers in Georgia have been targeted by scam artists using stolen credit cards and a tale of an orphanage to rip off the companies.
An extinguisher company recently received a call regarding the purchase of extinguishers for an orphanage in Ghana. An attempt was made to pay for the product with stolen credit card information. The perpetrator also requested that shipping costs be wire transferred to Ghana.
"In cases we've seen, the credit card numbers belong to an unsuspecting individual," Oxendine said. "By the time the extinguisher company becomes aware of the scheme, they may have already wired funds for alleged shipping. The shipping costs are simply a way for criminals to use a legitimate company to generate illegal cash for them."
"Any extinguisher company that gets a similar call or request via email requesting product to be shipped out of the country should check the purchaser's information carefully," Oxendine said.
In one case the scam artist gave the shipping address of the orphanage as OSU Children's Home, 1524 Orphanage Rd., Accra, Ghana 00233. The "shipping company" was listed as Diamond Star Shipping.