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 >>
December 7, 2006
Thomasville-- Tonight it wasn't just jolly old St. Nick handing out gifts to children. Thomasville Police officers got in on the spirit of Christmas with the Shop With A Cop program. "Its an opportunity to interact. To get to know some kids. To do something positive, especially at Christmas time and just have fun," says Captain Mark Scott.
Each child in the program gets paired with a police officer. The evening started out at Ryan's, so each kid gets to know their cop while enjoying dinner. "We actually sat down and looked at each child to find out some of their likes or dislikes and we paired them up with an officer they'd be more compatible with," says Sgt. Ricky Singletary.
When 7th grader Shyla Shields found out she was going to participate in the program she was thrilled. "My mom told me, and like when she told us we fell down," Shyla says. And the officers seem to enjoy it just as much as the children. "I just enjoy volunteering to do this each year. It's a lot of fun to get to know the kids," says Scott.
After dinner, it's on to Wal-Mart. Each officer and child gets 100 dollars to spend for their Christmas list. Captain Scott says, "usually they know who they wanna shop for, so we try to make sure that everyone on their list gets a gift, and that they get something as well."
Shyla knows exactly what she's shopping for. "Something to make my cousin's behave. Something to make Chris behave, my little brother. And something we can all play," she says.
And that spirit of togetherness is what everyone involved is saying Christmas is all about. Each child also got a jacket donated by J-C Penny.