Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
February 27, 2008
Albany-- A proposed partnership between the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority and the Flint Riverquarium could bring changes downtown.
ADICA Executive Director Don Buie says the proposed changes would increase visibility and traffic downtown. He wants to install a carousel in the space between the Imagination Theater and the Riverquarium.
Buie says the theater can also be beneficial after hours.
"Turning that into a second-run movie theater. We have one primary theater here in Dougherty County but wouldn't it be great if we had another place where movies were shown at a much discounted rate or price," said Buie.
Another possibility is a café at the Riverquarium where people can eat in an outside terrace-like setting. Riverquarium leaders say they'll consider the suggestions in the next 30 to 45 days and are ready to work closely with the city to revitalize downtown.
Another major change at the Flint Riverquarium will open a little later than expected. The new aviary was supposed to open this Spring but now it looks like it'll be the summer before visitors can check out the flying birds.
The weather slowed construction a little. It should be complete by May 1st but federal rules require construction to be finished before the Riverquarium can actually get the birds for the exhibit.
The aviary is a one-million dollar sales tax project but won't cost much to operate.