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 >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Icy rain poured down outside the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ocean Springs Thursday night. It's a rain that would send the most hardy souls searching for shelter. That's exactly what some men found inside the doors of the church, a haven from the storm.
Pastor Hal Selby said the decision to open a shelter was an easy one.
"We've got this facility here, it's got showers, we can put beds here and just help out and so we did," Selby said.
The city of Ocean Springs also helped out by donating much needed items.
"They gave us air mattresses, cots. These were some things I think were donated as a result of Katrina and they just didn't have anywhere to store, and so they were more than willing to help us out."
This is the second time Emmanuel Baptist Church has opened as a shelter, and the second time the volunteers have cooked for the homeless. The men who were sheltered overnight said they are eternally grateful.
"Well, we say a big thank-you," Randy said. "They do a tremendous thing and the need the community has."
Mike stayed at the church as well. He said if the shelter had not opened, his overnight hours would have been dramatically different.
"Probably somewhere trying to stay dry and warm, more than likely," Mike said. "If it weren't for this church and Brother Hal, I'd probably be cold, wet and sick already."
Despite the current turmoil in his life, Mike said he has a new outlook thanks to the church.
"It shows me that there are still people out here who care and help people."