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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
September 17, 2002
In the modern world of instant communications, a young boy uses a novel way to communicate with his grandfather.
He can act rough, and tough, a young fighter in training. "He's ready to go. He's got that enthusiasm," says Taekwondo Instructor Terry Kendrick.
And four year-old Blake Becton gets a kick out of something else--- genealogy.
Blake's parents frequently show him old family photographs, especially of his grandfather Becton, a grandfather Blake only knows from pictures and stories, because grandfather died years before Blake was born.
The four year-old has a deep love for balloons, helium filled ones often given to children at restaurants. An accident happened one day when the Becton's left a restaurant.
Somehow, a balloon got away from Blake, and his parents had to soothe the boy's disappointed feelings quickly. "We'll just send that one to your granddaddy in Heaven," said mom, Cynthia Beckton.
That immediately made a positive impression on Blake, who realized at his young age, that a balloon wasn't just a balloon. Each one becomes his personal, highflying messenger to a grandfather he never met.
Occasionally, he needs help since he doesn't know how to write, but his dad certainly does. Blake comes up with the message. "I want to send happy birthday," Blake says.
Dad writes it for him, but Blake often adds his touch. "Let me, let me do it," he protests. And, like he has done many times for the past two-and a-half years, he sends a balloon to granddaddy, watching it until it disappears from sight, but not out of mind of a special four-year-old.