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 >>
February 29, 2008
Valdosta - A South Georgia Mayor says barriers that people with disabilities face are holding his city back. And now he hopes to do something about it.
"It opened our eyes to barriers that someone like myself would not notice on a daily basis," Fretti says.
A small study compiled by the Mayors Council for Persons with Disabilities and the College of Applied Sociology at Valdosta State University pointed out many barriers that disabled people in Valdosta face everyday, often unnoticed by the rest of the community.
"Anything from access to a building, even going down a hallway to entering a bathroom to crossing the street," Fretti adds.
He now wants to begin a bigger study that will help him eliminate those barriers altogether.
"It's important when you want to eliminate barriers to figure out what are the top barriers and where you need to commit your time and energy to make the most impact," says Kimberly Tanner, Director of the Access Office for Students with Disabilities at VSU.
"We can then have probably an implementation plan after we see all of our barriers," Fretti adds.
And once again, the students at VSU will be asked to help.
"We get someone's who's local, they care about it and it helps the college of applied science or any department we choose over there, keeps money local and help educate students as well," Fretti says.
Tanner agrees. "It certainly gives the masters students a very great experience and certainly very relevant experience. It's great when you are able to do something that makes a difference."
To truly create a city without limits by identifying and breaking all barriers in the community.
Mayor Fretti has submitted a request to Senator Tim Golden for $25,000 to begin the study. They hope to have it by the end of the session.