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) -
On May 9th, we'll find out if an Albany man will face prison time and a hefty fine after he robbed several southwest Georgia banks of almost $3 million.
You might remember the story about a licensed aircraft broker and former Marine who stole tens of millions of dollars from seven different banks in southwest Georgia.
Back in December, 63-year-old Carrollton-native Sidney Hall pled guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft after the FBI found about a long-time scam he was conducting throughout Georgia.
Hall was formerly the owner and proprietor of "Sid Hall Enterprises" and during that time he fraudulently obtained 70 loans worth $2.8-million from seven banks to buy an airplane, and failed to repay nearly all the money.
According to his plea agreement, Hall forged the signature of a bank officer and convinced several banks that they were lending him money for an aircraft that had already been used as collateral for other loans.
Hall's charge of bank fraud carries a maximum of 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine, and five years of supervised release.
One top of that, the aggravated identity theft change carries a mandatory minimum of two years prison time, a $250,000 fine, and one year of supervised release.