Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
March 14, 2008
Albany -- A threat from the city finally forced contractors to fix ongoing and dangerous problems at downtown Albany's Ray Charles Plaza.
At 11:45 Friday morning, music was playing, but the fountain at the Plaza was off so the city could complete an inspection. City engineers told contractors if dangerous conditions weren't corrected by the afternoon, they would shut down the plaza.
There were several problems starting with the white paint used to create the piano keys.
"The material they used when it was wet was extremely slippery, we had to address that with them, there were some handrail and guard rail issues that had to be addressed and taken care of and there were some electrical issues with a 200 amp service that they had provided down closer to the river," said Tracy Hester, Albany Development Services Manager.
We're told children could have put their hands in electric panel boxes. The fountain was back on by 2:45. City officials say all of their concerns have been addressed, and the plaza will remain open.
With the necessary corrections made, the city is better prepared to take responsibility for the plaza.
It opened in December, but the city has not taken ownership from ATI who served as the general contractor because of unfinished work and ongoing problems.