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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Folks gathered at the Marine Corps Logistics Base to celebrate black history Tuesday.
Shirley Sherrod challenged the crowd to get working to end racism in Southwest Georgia. This was one of the first times Sherrod spoke locally about her ordeal in 2010.
The USDA asked Sherrod to resign after a conservative website posted portions of a speech she gave, edited to make her appear racist.
"After almost three years I guess it's just time. I've spoken all around the country and I haven't talked much to the people unless it was one on one and I just thought it was time to get started," said Sherrod. "It was a terrible thing to have to deal with, but I always look for the good in everything. And I just saw it as God putting me at a point and in a place where I could begin to speak some of the things I think all the time."
Sherrod's message to the community is that this area will not get better unless we decide to make it better and work to make that happen.
"I think it's very important for us to start saying- let's make it different, let's work to make a difference. And not let all of the negative attitudes be the only one we hear," said Sherrod.
Tuesday's event was the annual black history luncheon put on by the Albany Area Chapter of Blacks in Government.