Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
January 31, 2003
Albany- More than half a million tax dollars spent by Linda Schrenko are now being questioned. State School board member, Peggy Nielson, explains the reasoning behind the audit.
"Supplies and items that were specified in contract were not needed by any of the department that were involved and were not desired. This was one of the first kind of signs that we needed to look carefully into this," says Nielson.
State auditors say 11 separate contracts and a $1.1 million federal grant were awarded by Schrenko without state board approval, something definitely outside the letter of the law and board policy.
Nielson says new school superintendent Kathy Cox has promised education money will be spent wisely, and she hopes taxpayers will also get that message.
"I think we should be reassured that the new superintendent that has come in is instituting the finest in business principles and in accountability principles," adds Nielson. "I, as a State Board member am confident that we will not see this again."
State Attorney Thurbert Baker has vowed to investigate the matter and take appropriate legal action.
In November, the Board of Education voided all the contracts which paid computer software for deaf students and a gifted-students program. Cox has also said she will put safeguards in place so that similar problems don't happen again.