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Mayor says it's time to move on from Buie Controversy

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Mayor Adams says it's time to move on from the Buie controversy.

He says the media need to focus on the good things going on in the Good Life City.

He sent a letter to media outlets on Thursday. It points out the recreation department served almost 50,000 lunches this summer and provided 1,000 kids with positive activities to keep them out of trouble.

The APD Gang unit is fully staffed with 12 officers added this year to fight gang crime; he also said the city is financially secure.

"We've got good reserves, we got good money, we have not raised taxes and there are a whole lot of good things happening in Albany that I think we as Albanians should come together and emphasize. Other communities have dirty laundry too but the media doesn't spend 90 percent of their time airing the dirty laundry," said Mayor Willie Adams, City of Albany.

The mayor says the city has a reserve fund of more than 23-million dollars and unlike many cities hasn't reduced its workforce.

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