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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Sales at JCPenny in the Albany Mall looked more like the day after Thanksgiving rather than the day after Christmas.
"Unlike in the past where we've run 50 percent off the Christmas items, today we are running those items at 75-percent off," said Store Manager, Joseph Iles. "We also have apparel that is running at 60 to 70-percent off today."
They even opened their doors earlier. "This year we started at 5:30 AM where in the past we started at 6:00 PM," said Iles.
And they included early-bird specials. "We're having door busters today from 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM where people can get an additional 20-percent off some of the items that we have in the store," said Iles.
And it was theirs and other retailers way to get people to spend more instead of just returning or exchanging gifts. "There is a lot of sales and that really helps out in this economy especially after Christmas when you are broke," said shopper, Mary Thompson.
But those sales may hurt more than they help. "Whenever you reduce the items lower than the norm that means less money is coming," said Iles. Money retailers desperately need during what is expected to be one of the worst holiday season in years.
Retailers nationwide reported total holiday sales are down nearly 5-percent from last year with on-lines sales down by 2.3 percent. Holiday sales typically account for 30 to 50 percent of a retailers annual total.