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 >>
Phillip Phillips performed live again Wednesday night on American Idol. He's found the key to many fans' hearts. Now, The mayor of Leesburg has given his parents the key to the city in his honor.
Jim Quinn, Mayor Of Leesburg says, "This morning I presented a key to the city to Phillip Phillips' parents."
Rob Coulter, Albany Uncovered Editor says, "He actually gave it to Phillip but since Phillip is in Hollywood his parents accepted it."
Phillips fever has been buzzing all around town with T-shirts and watch parties..The city even gave the American idol contestant his own day.
Jim Quinn, Mayor Of Leesburg says, "As mayor of Leesburg I declared every Wednesday Phillip Phillips day, it's a day to get behind Phillip and remember to vote for him on American Idol."
But this is more than just a day to get together and vote. It's also a chance to support his family as businesses joined forces for the Phillips.
Coulter says, "In exchange for advertising, they are willing to donate a flat amount to Phillips family, or a portion of their gross profits that they make on Phillips Phillips day."
Flying from Albany to Los Angeles to watch Phillip perform isn't cheap. As he continues to advance on the show, the expenses are piling up.
Coulter says, "Friday morning they will put those funds into a special account at the bank of Lee County and his dad is going to use that to pay for he and his wife's expenses back and forth to Hollywood."
Supporters say if anyone the Phillip's family deserves it.
Coulter says, "They are great people and its nice to see what the community can do when it gets behind them."
And the city of Leesburg will continue to root for him as well.
"We are just proud of him and want him to know we are behind him in every way," says Mayor Quinn.
As every note will hopefully keep in him Hollywood a little longer.