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 >>
May 26, 2008
Bainbridge-- Need a little extra incentive to show up for work everyday? You might want to work for the Decatur County School System. One lucky staff member got a free lease on a new car for simply being a good employee! The new incentive program by the school system to reward faculty and staff for good attendance is already paying off big.
The students are out for the summer but many of their teachers, bus drivers, and other school employees were at Bainbridge High School early Monday morning. Each person there worked hard all year to be at school every day. "At the end of the year we had 1128 days saved that teachers were in the classroom or employees were at work," said Superintendent Ralph Jones.
A drawing for a one-year lease on a brand new car was the main event. When they called Dianna Porter's name, she couldn't believe it. "It couldn't be me," she said. Co-workers of Porter, a lunch lady at West Bainbridge Elementary School say she's very deserving. "They've got this big old van that uses a lot of gas, and I think they've been thinking of getting rid of it. This will help her tremendously," said Jean Givens.
But those dedicated to showing up for work every day are all deserving and they didn't go away empty handed. All employees with perfect attendance for 6 months in a row also received an extra 200 dollars on their paycheck.
"Those schools in the school system and their staff with the least amount of absences $4000 for their school to go towards school supplies," said Jones. Other drawings awarded several other lucky individuals with free tanks of gas and cash prizes.
"It is great! Can you imagine getting $100 just to come to work everyday?" asked Givens. It may seem easy enough, but the school system says employees showing up to work everyday helps save them money.
"This program has allowed us by saving money in hiring substitutes to put more money into substitute pay," said Jones. And by making faculty and staff happy and dedicated, that means a better education for the students. And that is what they show up for every day.