Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
The 94 flood rocked Albany to the core and devastated huge areas of the city.
Kris Newton, Director of Finance for the City of Albany says, "Everything was overrun so we were very hard hit."
The flood destroyed hundreds of private homes but also decimated many public facilities from schools to public housing units.
Newton says, "An awful lot of gorgeous buildings that you see downtown and on Albany State's campus came after the flood and are the result of support money from FEMA and GEMA."
James Oliver says, "Attached to the building that shows the actual height that the water elevated up to."
Without $18 million in aid from FEMA, Albany would not be the city it is today, the agency generally got good reviews for its work here, unlike its poor performance after Hurricane Katrina six years ago.
Newton," they gave us a lot of money up front and continual support right through"
Albany state received around $35 million dollars for repairs and new buildings, and levee improvements to protect the campus.
Oliver says, "The background that see right now is the levee built to withstand over 500 years of flood."
Now Fema is short on money and some leaders in Washington want to be more careful with FEMA spending. But natural disasters continue to happen. And it always takes a lot of time, energy, and money to rebuild.