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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 >>
June 4, 2007
Albany -- A new law that goes into effect in January will allow more competition in the cable TV business. That means Albany may have an option of who to turn to for your cable.
In addition to Mediacom, AT&T may soon be in the area, and the competition could boost to customer service.
A twenty year contract between the county and Mediacom will end next year. Not a moment too soon for County Commissioner Jack Stone.
"We don't want to be locked in, not just Mediacom, we don't want to get locked in to anybody, we want to do anything we can to give the best service to the people of Dougherty County," said Stone.
And he says service is what has been lacking from the cable company. "Anytime you don't have competition, you get poor service. You got competition, you're going to get better service. That's a fact. It's just a fact."
Pam Roberts doesn't necessarily agree. She says her cable service has been fine, other than the bill. "The only problem I have is the bill going up more and more," said Roberts.
And perhaps long lines when she pays that bill. "So long I got out of line. I'll just come back later."
And although her issues with Mediacom are minor. She does hope for competition. "Maybe they would be a rate down, if people are having a problem with the service, do better with the service."
Stone says he's already seeing changes. "They've done better recently."
Perhaps hoping to deliver better service to the customers in order to keep them, even with competition.
County Commissioners did extend Mediacom's contract, but only through next April.