Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
November 6, 2002
Albany - You'll soon by able to have a cocktail with your meal in Good Life City restaurants on Sundays. A referendum making the alcohol ordinance legal passed Tuesday, with 53% of voters saying "Yes."
As soon as the city commission approves a local ordinance, restaurants and hotels will have the green light for Sunday sales.
People on both sides of the bar at Albany's newest restaurant, Logan's Roadhouse, were glad to hear voters passed the Sunday alcohol Referendum. "This will be great for our business," said Bar Manager Bryson Moore. "Sundays are a big day for use because of NFL football. Now, those customers can have a beer with their meal."
Moore, who just moved from Ohio, was surprised to see that alcohol sales on Sunday were prohibited."I couldn't believe a town this size didn't already have Sunday alcohol sales. You can tell this is the Bible Belt," said Moore.
But, alcohol will remain on the shelf on Sundays for at least another month. That's because city commissioners must now approve an ordinance allowing restaurants, that generate 50% of their profits from food and hotels that make half of their income from room rentals, to sell alcohol by the drink on Sunday.
Mayor Tommy Coleman is optimistic that new businesses will locate to the Good Life City."I would imagine the city commissioners will pass this ordinance, going along with the voters," said Coleman.
This was a defeat for many members of the faith community who protested the referendum, saying the sale of alcohol on Sunday would taint the Christian Sabbath. But, Tuesday's outcome shows a majority of the voters didn't agree.
City commissioners are expected to vote on the issue November 26th. If passed, Sunday alcohol sales could start as early as December 1st.