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 >>
May 4, 2007
Albany - A Dougherty County school teacher who admitted claiming two of his students on his tax returns wasn't even suspended from his job. Charles Stamper got only a reprimand from the Superintendent. His punishment? He'll have to teach four weeks of summer school without pay.
A Dougherty County school teacher received little more than a slap on the wrist for claiming two of his students on his income tax returns. Charles Stamper, a PE teacher at Turner Elementary, will have to teach four weeks of summer school without pay.
His principal blew the whistle on him in a memo that's in his personnel file. She detailed how Stamper and a student's parent agreed that he could claim the student on his income tax returns and split the money with the parent. The parent, apparently tired of waiting on the money, showed up at the principal's office asking for it so she could pay her light bill and get power turned back on.
In a letter to the Professional Standards Commission, Superintendent Sally Whatley wrote that Stamper admitted falsifying his income tax forms for the past two years, with two separate students. But Whatley asked for leniency, saying Stamper has a good record.
Stamper's file also shows he got a letter from Whatley telling him his actions were illegal and reprehensible. Whatley also informed Stamper that he would not be fired or suspended, but must seek professional help and work summer school for four weeks without pay.
Dr. Sally Whatley also told Stamper he'd be fired if he did it again. Stamper has been turned over to the IRS.