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 >>
October 14, 2002
Albany - Small restaurants competing with big chains. What's the secret to success? Sandwich Shoppe Owner, Terry Lee, says, "A lot of regulars. You know most names, know what they eat. They eat same thing every time they come in." As Albany restaurants shut down, new names and menus are popping up.
With hard economic times, how do mom and pop stores survive? Old restaurants are being renovated, signs are changing names. Small business owners believe their uniqueness will get them a piece of the pie.
Albany resident, Dean Bailey, points at an abandoned building, "This was Central Park, something before that. I can't remember what it was. I don't remember." It's hard to keep track. Hott Rodds is now boarded up, a week before their new neighbors, Rusty's Midtown Grill, opened up. Chef Edmund Morgan, says, "We've been open a week and two days."
Morgan says special deals will keep the cash register ringing. He explains, "We're locally owned and operated. Lower price and same quality food. I think it will go over well. People looking for a bargain."
Next to Rusty's, another new restaurant. Angel's Nest opens in a few weeks. Owner, Denis Agelidos, says, "Hard times when open a business. Depends on how you promote business and what you serve as a success." They will serve Ethnic Greek Cuisine.
Terry Lee says it's not always easy being a small business. His sandwich shoppe opened 26 years ago. He explains, "If you're brand new it's hard to compete with big chains."
They depend on regulars, good service and word of mouth. Lee says a small staff is another factor that has helped them survive against bigger chains. Less people to pay.