Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany city leaders say they found enough money in the upcoming budget to pay for fireworks and code enforcement, and they may be able to fund the Gang task force fully with no tax increase.
At the time projects were placed on the SPLOST V referendum, it was estimated the sales tax would bring in $65 Million dollars. But the cost of supplies for those projects spiked in the past couple of years, and sales tax revenues are coming in much lower than projected.
"We're looking at approximately a $7 Million deficit. So we need to look at our projects and see which ones we need to pursue and make adjustments as we need to," said City Engineer Bruce Maples.
Two main projects that may have to wait are the Holloway Drainage Basin, of which $10 Million SPLOST dollars were originally budgeted, and more than double that will be needed to complete the entire project.
"We have to make sure we have a significant enough project to where we're actually going to improve the drainage situation," said City Finance Director Kris Newton.
Another project that may be put on hold indefinitely, the Chehaw Connector bridge, which should cost about $2 Million.
"We just have to make the adjustments so we can get the most from the money that's left without overspending," said Newton.
But the projects aren't off the table just yet. Engineer Bruce Maples is gathering information about how much money remains in SPLOST V and how much is already committed to projects that are already underway.
One major glitch in this SPLOST is a $14 Million bond the city took for projects on that list that it is now paying back.