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 >>
June 7, 2007
Albany - The American dream of owning your own home is possible, even for folks who earn less than $40,000 a year. Want to know how?
Since she was 16, Kimberly Thomas has been renting. "By renting, we had to move every so often," she said. But now she wants to be settled, in her own home, with her family. "It would mean a lot," said Kimberly. "It would mean a lot to be able to say this is mine, instead of renting." And a lot to her little ones. "My mom don't have to be depressed anymore and we can just live as a family," said 12-year old Johnterius Wallace.
That's why she's interested in the Georgia dream home ownership program. "It's all about being financially responsible," said Thomas.
A step in a direction, Kimberly never thought she would take. "We have a lot of people who never dreamed they could own a home," said Cassandra Miller. But, listen to this deal: Households that pull in less than $36,000 a year, can get a 30 year, fixed rate loan at just 5.8%, plus they can also receive help with a down payment and 100% financing.
"We want to make sure that they know what they're getting into and that they don't get in over their head," said Djuan Blue.
But that's why Kimberly is ahead of the game. Getting her finances in order, and rebuilding her credit, so that she can build a dream for her family. "Taking responsibility. That's what I'm doing now, taking responsibility," she said.
"It would mean the world just to see my momma smile," said 10-year old Javarius Wallace. And smile she will, especially when she crosses that threshold.