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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 >>
An old elementary school that's been empty for nearly two decades is getting a makeover.
Windows have been shattered, graffiti covered the walls.
Now crews are donating their time to clean it up and renovate it just in time for the new school year.
It will soon be the home to a new private school.
For years, vandals have targeted the old Adel Elementary school. Now a major renovation on a wing of the school is underway and it will soon be the home of the Community Christian Academy.
"There's something very inviting for vandals to come in create havoc so this school has been going down hill for a very long time so it's great for Community Christian Academy to come in here and do work to refurbish and rehab this school," said Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Connell.
Some of the repairs include replacing windows vandals have shattered.
"There was graffiti painted," said Melissa Kostyu, a Community Christian Academy teacher. "Floors covered in paint."
The old Adel Elementary school shut down in 1995. Liz Thomas taught at the school for some 20 years.
"When it shut down the whole neighborhood went down around it and I could see it happening," said Thomas. "It was real sad."
Now crews are installing new air conditioning unitsm fire alarms, painting and putting in new carpet.
"As far as set up for a school it's perfect in every way." said Kostyu.
It's a $300,000 project and crews have given discounts on materials and have donated their time.
"We just feel like we're giving it a new life," said Kostyu.
August 17 some 50 kids will walk through the doors of what soon will be a state of the art building.
They'll have a state of the art security system and nine classrooms.