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 29, 2007
Bainbridge-- There no feeling in the world quite like coming home. "You don't ever feel it until you get here then when you get here it just feels great," says Sergeant Lance Smith. This is second deployment to Iraq with the National Guard.
His wife Michelle says for their tight knit family, distance is the hardest part. She says, "Sometimes I have my days, it gets hard." Lance Smith adds, "its hard leaving your family leaving them behind. Not being with them. You know I wish everyday I could be with them, but I can't."
But Thursday was a day their whole family could be together, and the Smiths didn't want to waste a second of it. Their 10-year-old daughter Leah, knew her dad was coming home on leave, but he still managed to sneak up on her. "It's happier than you expect. Its like the best thing you could get if someone in your family comes home," Leah Smith says.
Its been nearly 5 months since Leah has seen her dad. She says, "Its sad seeing someone that you love go to somewhere that's dangerous." But he's never been far from her thoughts. "I've been praying for him every chance I get and it comes true," says Leah. Just in time for Christmas her biggest prayer of all comes true.
"It's good to be home. I'm glad to be back in Georgia, I know that," Sergeant Smith says. And Georgia, his friends, and most importantly his family, are glad to have him back.
Sergeant returns to Iraq in 2 weeks, but will be home for good in April.