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 >>
Downtown Albany continues to grow with yet another new restaurant about to open.
Grace's Country Cooking just opened on West Broad and the owner is a man with proven success in the restaurant business, Riverfront BBQ's Dale Saunders.
Saunders' humble beginnings started with cooking chicken outside of a grocery store.
His cooking was so good that his loyal followers wanted him to open his own business.
"People kept saying, 'Dale why don't you open a restaurant? Why don't you open a restaurant?' So we decided after three years to meet Bob Brooks and he showed me this place and we decided to open Riverfront BBQ Downtown," said Saunders.
Since then Saunders has expanded. He opened Riverfront Seafood Shack on North Jefferson and now his newest project "Grace's Country Cooking".
Saunders says his key to success came from a lesson he learned as a child.
"The secret to any business is customer service, you know? Treat people the way you want to be treated," said Saunders.
Not only does Saunders say good customer service is the key to his success, he also credits consistency. That's why he's been able to open three businesses with a fourth one on the way.
"The food is always consistent here. We've never had a bad meal," said costumer Libby Womack.
Will Davis says he's an avid Riverfront BBQ visitor, making him a contributor to Saunders' success.
"My coworkers and I come here at least once a week and the food is great. The service is great. They have a great menu and I know he's got some other restaurants. Everyone enjoys the food and enjoys coming here," said Davis.
Saunders plans to open his fourth business, which will serve fried chicken, in the next six months.