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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 >>
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Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
October 3, 2007
Albany -- Retire in Georgia magazine has named Albany one of the top retirement locations in the state.
The announcement, which was released in the magazines latest publication. comes as good news for the good life city.
"The baby boomers are now starting to retire, and they're looking for locations to retire in. One of the attractive features here is the cost of living, so its affordable for them to live here," said Andrea Schruijer, Vice-President of Economic Development for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.
But for Albany to receive such recognition, it must first meet certain criteria.
"It's based on the parks and the attractions we have here. The health care structure that we have in the area, as well restaurants and other locations that draw people here," says Schruijer.
Attractions like the Riverquarium are seen as inviting to retirees. Other criteria includes leisure and culture such as golf, tennis, and entertainment. And with 8 hospitals and over 100 physicians in the area, healthcare is also included.
Schruijer said, "With Phoebe here as well as Palmyra, those things are huge to have here, and the physicians in the community as well,"
Albany was one of three Southwest Georgia locations to make top 10 list. The Valdosta and Thomasville areas also made the list which was in no particular rank order.
"It gives us something to talk about. It gives retirees something to look at. We're on paper and they can see us. It's a great marketing tool as well," said Schruijer.
An honor to the area, more than just bragging rights, that will hopefully provide a great investment in Albany's future.