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) - As cuts are made to the HOPE scholarship program, Gov. Nathan Deal still wants top-performing high school students to get free tuition at public colleges.
But he wants to reduce funding for students with a B average.
Deal unveiled a plan today that would require a student to earn at least a 3.7 grade point average and a 1200 SAT to get a full HOPE scholarship.
Recipients would be called Zell Miller scholars in honor of the former governor who created HOPE in 1993.
90 percent of tuition would be covered for students with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Schools worry the plan might keep more low income students out of college.
"Students who have a high B average never get to college and where do we graduate them to? It's important to our system and our superintendent not to graduate kids to the street but to a productive life, and that doesn't always mean college," said R.D Harter, DCSS Public Information Director.
Schools also worry about Deal's plan to reduce the hours of pre-K services.
Right now, Dougherty County's Pre-K can only enroll 200 students.
Open enrollment is underway now.
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