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 >>
An indicted school board member may face opposition in November. Dougherty County elections officials must determine if an Albany man is qualified to run as an Independent in November.
Terrance Wilson hopes to challenge Velvet Riggins for the District three seat.
Riggins is currently suspended awaiting trial in a school lunch fraud case and won't be allowed to return to the board if she's convicted.
Terrance Wilson, a leasing agent for Jordan's Crossing, owned by Greater 2nd Mount Olive Baptist, is trying to get on the November ballot to run as an Independent against Velvet Riggins for the Dougherty County School Board district three seat.
He says he filed all the appropriate paperwork and turned in his nomination petitions on time. Election officials will have to determine whether he did in fact qualify.
And it's questionable whether Riggins will even be able to run.
Governor Nathan Deal suspended her last month pending the outcome of her criminal case. Riggins was indicted in April on felony charges for school lunch fraud.
No one has been appointed to her seat. And if she's found not guilty, she'll return to the board. If she's convicted, she won't be able to run for re-election and Wilson could run un-opposed. Velvet Riggins is scheduled to go on trial September 17th.
On Monday, Lorenzo Heard, the pastor of that same church, turned in petitions to run as an independent against Lane Price in November.
Price beat incumbent Anita Williams-Brown in the Democratic primary for the at large seat on the school board.
However, it's questionable whether he turned in the appropriate documents by the deadline.
The chairman of the board of elections says they're still gathering the facts and the board will ultimately vote on whether Heard qualified.
The board is scheduled to meet August 15th, but they could call a special meeting before then.