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 >>
November 7, 2007
Bainbridge-- After months of construction, the Bainbridge Marina is nearly complete. Ten of the 42 slips are rented, and the gas station is open for business. "This has always been our plan and now we're finishing it. This will be the last piece," says City Manager Chris Hobby.
That last piece is a marina store and restaurant, the plans and bid for which were approved at last night's city council meeting. "The contract went to a local contractor which is always good when that can happen: Southern Triad Construction," Hobby says. The city will operate the marina store and office: half of the 2400 square foot building.
"The restaurant side we're leaving unfinished. What we envision is, it will be a lease space. We'll find a restaurant operator that's interested in taking that space," explains Hobby. The hope will be the restaurant will draw more business to the marina.
But even this whole complex is just one piece in a much larger picture. "What we're trying to do is capitalize on the river, the greatest natural asset that we have running through the heart of our community. And we're trying to develop that into an economic asset," Hobby says. New boat ramps and a river walk will soon be underway, too.
But with all of the plans centered around the river, water levels could now play a factor in achieving success. "Its something that we do have to keep an eye on, and we have to be engaged with the corp of engineers because obviously they're the management of the system," Hobby says. For now, the city will continue with plans and hope for the best.
The marina store and restaurant project will cost around $269,000 thousand dollars. Southern Triad will begin construction early next month.