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 >>
August 2, 2007
Albany -- Twenty-eight-hundred Dougherty County School employees filled the Albany Civic Center Thursday morning to get fired up about the upcoming school year.
Teachers and staff dressed in school colors and cheered as their administrators were announced during the annual back to school gathering. Dougherty County expects to have 16,700-students in 27 schools next week.
Fourteen-hundred teachers were challenged to help each of those students get the best education possible.
Teacher of the Year Sherri Stone, a kindergarten teacher at Alice Coachman Elementary,says this pep rally for teachers helps. "It's very exciting. We're looking for a great year. A school of new energy and new things for them to learn."
Superintindent Dr. Sally Whatley said "Our students return next Tuesday. We want to celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to a great year. And get everyone motivated."
Superintendent Whatley told the teachers that Dougherty County Schools improved their graduation rate from 50 percent in 2001 to 62 percent last year.
The dropout rate fell from seven and a half percent in 2001 to 4 percent last year. Classes begin Tuesday.