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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 >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The uncertainty in the economy is forcing many of us to cut back on spending. Some of the luxuries many of us used to enjoy aren't exactly top priority anymore. And some companies that are in the business of luxuries are having to make changes to accomodate their customers.
Chasity Reese works at tropical sun tanning. She says business is good. Surprisingly this year's numbers are better than last year's. But it's the past couple of weeks that have sparked some changes.
"Some people are getting scared and so with tanning some are backing out of contracts and some are canceling their memberships because that's a little bit of money that can go toward other things," says Reese.
They're putting money toward life's necessities, and cutting back on the luxuries.
"We're doing specials so we're trying to help everybody still be able to tan but then not break people because everything else does," says Reese.
It was new specials that drew in some of their customers on Wednesday.
"This is the one thing that I do for myself," says Jammie NeSmith.
Other businesses that pamper are also making some changes. The owner of one hair salon, Studio 103 says they are doing more to accommodate their customers.
"We've had some of our clients ask for us to post date their checks. We've had a few people that when they have a color appointment they'll come in and just get the cut done," says Owner Amy Rentz.
She also says more people are "putting off the inevitable" so to speak.
"We're also seeing a lot more people using credit cards," says Rentz.
Charging their way into a new hair style, and hoping the economy will take a sharp turn. But there were still people who said they need some luxuries in times like these.
"It's good to pamper and spoil yourself because no matter what the state of the economy you should always feel pretty and always feel good," says high school senior Cecilie Miller.
"With a tan you feel a little better, and you're going to be depressed about the money so you feel a little better about yourself," says NeSmith.
Everyone is just hoping soon they can feel a little better about the economy as well.