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 >>
October 10, 2007
Albany -- Kids were entertained by Albany Firefighters, while they learned some lifesaving lessons at the same time.
The Albany Fire Department held its 13th annual Kids Fire Safety Day at the Albany Civic Center. Firefighters dressed up in clown outfits and put on skits for the children. Each skit had an important message behind it, teaching students how to stay safe in case of a fire.
"If we get to their level, children understand us a lot more. Plus they get to have fun, and they learn more while having fun," said Firefighter Bernadette Wilson.
The firefighters take a lot of pride in their Kid's Fire Safety program. They work on the skits and costumes throughout the year. Firefighters are also urging families to practice a fire escape plan.
Fire Safety Commissioner John Oxendine was at the Albany Kids Fire Safety Day and urged the youngsters to tell their parents about the importance of smoke alarms and fire escape plans.
"I asked him what would have happened if you had not had a smoke alarm or a fresh battery in that smoke alarm. He looked me straight in the eye and said 'I would be dead,'" said the commissioner.
Oxendine said programs like this do save lives. National studies show that nine out of ten people killed in house fires are dead before firefighters are ever called.
That's why firefighters stress having a working smoke detector in your home and practice getting out of your house in case of a fire.