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 >>
April 4, 2008
Albany -- Work on the building that will serve as Albany's Welcome Center has taken a lot longer than initially thought.
Construction on the Bridge House should have wrapped up in January. The $1.2 million renovation project has dragged on because finding the supplies to complete the job wasn't easy.
Recreating what the Bridge House looked like when it was built in the 1800's is no easy task.
"Anytime you're trying to restore something very, very similar to the original it takes a little bit of time," says ATI Construction Project Manager Ken Cribb.
Now four months past the completion deadline, the project you can see why. Albany Tomorrow, Incorporated has done their best to make the Bridge House as authentic as possible, that includes old salvaged pine, that line the windows, ceiling, and soon the floor.
"The hard pine floors we purchased those from a salvage company, a local salvage company, and we're getting those milled at a local builder supply here," said Cribb.
When you're looking to match what was created in the 1800's, crews has to sort through more materials to find what they needed.
"Some of the bricks that we had to close in the openings, they were hard to find," said Cribb.
This building has some unique features, a newly added elevator strays from the original design, but painted concrete floors are a part of the past as well as the basement. "It even has a basement, which is unique to Albany."
Built by a freed slave, Horace King, as a gateway across the Flint River, ATI hopes this building when it's complete will serve as a new gateway for south Georgia.
"People are going to be coming here, stopping, getting information and learning about what else is around Albany and southwest Georgia," said Cribb.
It's why ATI took their time, put great quality into the project, creating a showcase for Albany and Dougherty County.
Without further delays ATI says construction should wrap up at the end of the month or early May.