Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
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 >>
November 5, 2002
Albany - It was smooth sailing for voters in Dougherty County. The new voting system worked well, without any major problems. Even voters who were nervous about using the touch-screen system at first, now say the machines are easy to use.
Voters found themselves at the back of long lines at most Albany polling sites. At times, the lines snaked around the buildings with more than a 30 minute wait to vote.
"I brought a newspaper to read while I waited because I knew the lines would be long," said voter Paul Ryan. Heated races and curiosity about the new machines brought about 50% of registered voters to the polls.
"With the race for Governor and the other important races, I expected a lot of people to come out and vote," said voter Calvin Austin. But, most voters didn't mind the wait. They were more worried about using the new voting machines, a system many had never seen before Tuesday.
"I have to admit I am nervous about using the new machines," said Mary Banyard before casting her ballot. Some voters did face problems. "The card used to activate the machines didn't work," said Ryan."But the poll workers gave me a new card, and it worked perfectly."
Despite these hassles, most voters said the touch-screen system was user friendly. "It wasn't as bad as I expected. It was easy," said Banyard after casting your ballot.
Voter turn-out exceeded expectations in Dougherty County. Statewide, the voter turn-out was expected to be about 54%.