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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The greatest generation met the latest generation of flying tigers.
The 23rd Fighter Group, known as the Flying Tigers, were dog fighting in China before World War II began.
Today, they're one of the most prominent groups of fighter pilots in military history.
Many of the surviving pilots were at Moody Air Force this week to relive their glory days and meet the airmen who carry on their legacy.
"I did something wrong in China. Most the time the Japs were behind me and that's very terrifying," says 88 year-old Harvey "Nightmare" Elling.
He was a fighter pilot in World War II. He remembers those moments like they were yesterday.
"There was only one thing I wanted to do in life was to become a fighter pilot," Elling says. "I said that's for me. I've got to do that some day. I'm just a little ole farm boy but I'm going to do it. Well, I did it."
He not only lived his dream but helped form an elite Air Force Unit, the Flying tigers.
They are honored to see that legacy has lived on at Moody Air Force Base.
"We walk one foot off the ground while we are here with the new 23rd Wing," Elling says. "They are going to perpetuate the mission of the 23rd and an old warrior can get happy about that."
The airmen are equally as thrilled to meet the legendary men who began a historic Air Force heritage and honored to carry on the tradition.
"Its been a total honor. Just being in the same room, in the presence of all those men, what they've done not only for our country but everything, all the people they've helped around the world. It's just really cool," says Airman First Class William Chennault.