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 >>
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -
The power of prayer - for some it's a daily ritual. For others, it's a plea when times are tough. But for nearly 400 people in Americus, Sunday afternoon's prayer service was a time to ask for guidance and blessings.
"Its a time to pray. Our nation is in trouble right now and if we don't pray, we don't know what's going to happen," says Deborah Law who was in attendance.
Saint John's Anglican Church says they felt a need to bring people together to pray for a divided nation and an upcoming presidential election.
"We need to have God back into the nation, back into the leadership our of nation and back into the government," says event coordinator Reggie Daniel.
But leaders say it wasn't about Democrats or Republicans.
"This was not a partisan effort. This was not an effort to say you should vote for one party or another," says Rev. Don Hutchens with St. John's.
But instead, a time for the community to ask the Lord for advice.
"We need to ask God to give us guidance to vote for the those who would lead us back to those principals, lead us back to those things that God gave us in the very beginning. That was the dreams of the founders of this country. We've come a long way from it and only God can get us back there," says Hutchens.
And folks say, prayer is the direction we need during one of the country's most crucial times.
"Prayer changes everything. He should be in all our lives. He says if we acknowledge him in all our ways, he would direct our path," says Law.
Sunday's service was a free event and leaders say they hope it will encourage everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday.