Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Between now and the end of May, Lee County Commissioners will work to cut two million dollars out of their proposed budget in an effort to keep from raising taxes for a fourth year.
The budget committee says they're still dealing with touch economic times. Lee County's Tax Digest is down $40,000 this year. There's a two million dollar gap between expenditures and revenue coming in so the finance committee say that means sitting down with department heads to find out what can be cut from the budget. Commissioner have promised no furlough days or a tax increase for it's citizens.
"We intend to scrutinize every items in their budgets to try to whittle down that two million dollar deficit," said Ed Duffy, Lee County Commission Finance Committee.
"Right now is not the time to be raising taxes and I can assure you we're going to be able to balance this budget without a tax increase," said Bill Williams, Lee County Commission Finance Committee.
They say department heads requested 15 new positions at a cost of $630,000 and eight new vehicles for the Sheriff's Department. They say, that's nearly half of the two million dollars right there. The county so far hasn't had to furlough employees or raise taxes in three years. They'll sit down with department heads the first week in May to make the final cuts.
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