Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
The Albany Water, Gas and Light Commission's board canceled its plans, for now, to be a local cable TV provider in partnership with L2 Networks. They will try to find other companies to work with.
"We kind of got at a stalemate and we're trying to move forward with the costumers on the residential side and nothing was seeming to gel here with it. We waited and waited and waited and the commission decided we needed to move forward," said Director of Telecommunications Ronny Skates
Eva Meisner is upset there is currently no other option for her cable situation and is disappointed in the Commission's decision because she is fed up with her current provider.
"I frankly would like an option right now because I had to call them up this month over three items that I did not agree with or had a question on my bill," said Meisner.
Not only are some residents upset there won't be another cable competitor, they're also upset there won't be any new jobs.
Water, Gas and Light promised hundreds of new full time positions that can't be filled now.
Cable customer Ann Williams thinks a little healthy competition is what consumers need in Albany.
"With the way the economy is today, we need all kinds of competition in everything. There should always be competition," said Williams.
"I would like another company here to sit down and compare things," said Meisner.
The commission will meet soon to talk more about the future of local cable TV service.
Skates went on to say they are not scrapping the idea of offering cable TV all together. He said they're reaching out to other companies to see if this project may still get off the ground.
Water, Gas and Light is still doing business with L2 Networks to provide internet service to businesses.