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 30, 2007
Atlanta--It may be a while before city leaders in Atlanta vote on whether to ban baggy pants.
The proposed ban on the controversial fashion trend will likely face another hearing before it comes to a vote.
In the meantime, the topic continues to generate a lot of debate from people on both sides of the issue. Some folks, mostly older, are in favor of banning saggy pants, others say the government has no right to tell other people how to dress.
City leaders heard from both sides of the issue on Tuesday.
Critics claim the proposed ban is a new form of racial profiling that would allow police to target black men who wear their pants below the beltline.
Councilman C.T. Martin proposed the initial ban on baggy pants. His proposal is drawing mixed opinions from all over Georgia.
"It should be my personal choice what I want to wear. I don't think the government should dictate what to wear," said one critic of the ban.
"I think it's kind of gross, but also I don't think we have the right to tell people how to dress," said another critic.
Georgia isn't the only state taking on the heated issue.
On Tuesday, the city of Alexandria in Louisiana voted to ban the clothing fad. The maximum fine for a first offense is $100. A similar proposal in Stratford, Connecticut was rejected this week after critics claimed the ban would be unconstitutional and unfairly target minorities.