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 >>
Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today announcing the awarding of a new $10,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to bolster the arts in underserved populations.
Over 150 organizations across the country received a combined total of $1.5 million in grants through the Challenge America Fast-Track program.
"I am very grateful for the Challenge America Fast-Track grants and the positive impact they will have on the arts in Southwest Georgia," said Congressman Bishop. "I commend the National Endowment of the Arts for joining Albany State College in their mission of bringing the arts closer to home, encouraging creativity with our students, and enriching our community in the process."
"I'm absolutely thrilled at the news that ASU has received the NEA fast track grant again this year," said Dr. Leroy Bynum, Jr., Dean of ASU's College of Arts and Humanities. "By honoring us again with the award, the National Endowment for the Arts supports and validates ASU's commitment to be the citadel for cultural enhancement and outreach for all of Southwest Georgia."
The National Endowment for the Arts' Challenge America Fast-Track grant program offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations; those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Fast-Track grants are only available to programs focusing on engagement with the community and strengthening the arts within the community.
Albany State University was awarded the grant to bring world-renown pianist Awadagin Pratt to the school for a campus lecture, master class, and recital.