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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 >>
February 25, 2008
Albany-- It's a dangerous health epidemic. 1 in 4 third grade children is obese in Georgia. Many of those children will grow up to keep those unhealthy habits.
At Albany State University, it's like a bootcamp for kids. "The class is good," said 6-year-old Gabriel Charles.
The class is aimed at getting kids moving. Here you'll find them doing everything from lunges to pushups. They will tell you that it can get hard.
"A little. But it's fun," said 11-year-old Jasmine Jackson.
Call it challenging fun. 6-year-old Gabriel Charles is in the middle of it all.
"It was a little bit hard," said Gabriel.
He says it's a little bit hard, but that hard work can lead to a big payoff in the end.
"Muscles," said Gabriel.
"This is a more active approach towards being healthy," said ASU Early Learning Center After School Coordinator Michelle Jackson.
Albany State's Early Learning Center started this fitness program in September. Children get at least 30 minutes of activity twice a week. Fitness Coach Antonio Leroy says too many other things take up kids time these days.
"Playstations, X-boxes, sony handgames, cell phones," said Leroy. Which can ultimately lead to other problems as adults if children don't get active. "Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol," said Leroy.
That's why they're combating the problem early. "Just try to put the fun back in the living and the youth back in the youth," said Leroy.
And the youth seem to be paying attention. Gabriel will hopefully walk away with the muscles he's looking for and some other healthy lessons.
"You have to eat your vegetables and drink your water," said Gabriel.
"They make your body healthy and you know what to do when you get older," said Jasmine.
Outside, Monday's lesson is now complete and more lessons are sent home. "Do your homework tonight. Eat all your vegetables obey your parents and well see you guys again wednesday ok?," said Leroy to the kids.
Because on Wednesday they'll have to be ready when the whole process starts again.