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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
A Nashville farmer is renovating a historic building he bought for $100.
Nashville doesn't have many accommodations for visitors staying overnight.
Now Terry Danforth is giving a downtown building a makeover and by next year, guests will stay in executive suites.
Terry Danforth bought this building in downtown Nashville for a $100.
"I never expected to win the building but thought I was making a special donation to a good cause," said Danforth.
Nashville Better Hometown raffled off the building back in June for 100 dollars a ticket. It's an art deco style building that was built in the 1930s.
Danforth is working to transform the building into four executive suites and is thinking about naming it "Our Place."
"We've always had to send people from out of town to spend the night for kind of upscale accommodations," said Danforth.
The renovations are expected to be completed by January.
Danforth is a farmer and he's built shops and sheds before but has never undertaken a construction project like this.
"It's interesting," said Danforth. "I like the challenge."
Danforth says the hot weather has impeded construction on the $75,000 project.
"As the weather cools off and peanut season ends we'll get more into this project," said Danforth.
And crews are hard at work in downtown Nashville finishing up new sidewalks with the help of a grant from the Department of Transportation.
"We're trying to make it more appealing to people to bring them into our downtown area we've got approximately close to a million dollars in grants to beautify our downtown and help with some of the infrastructure," said Nashville Mayor Travis Harper.
Terry Danforth believes the executive suites will be something the Nashville can be proud of.
Terry Danforth remembers he and his wife buying their wedding bands in that same building when the bottom floor was used as jewelry store in the 1980s. He says he'd never thought he'd own the building.