Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Federal money will soon pour into Albany. The city hired a lobbyist to work in Washington to push for money for Albany projects.
Tuesday night, city commissioners got a progress report. Commissioners did hear lots of good news. The city secured $35-million in stimulus funding. They also expect to secure $3.25 million in federal appropriations for Albany.
$1.5 million is for multi-modal transportation needs including $800,000 for the Highway 133 project. There was concern from Albany Mayor Willie Adams. They'll get $450,000 for an industrial park on Highway 82 but they weren't able to get approved funding for a state of the art senior center.
"That kind of personally made me feel a little down because I think if we're going to market ourselves as a retirement community, we certainly have to have a state of the art senior center. And I see nothing wrong with having an industrial park, but I just see it sitting there with nothing being done," said Adams.
Lobbyists and city commissioners were also disappointed that they weren't able to secure funding for wastewater and sewage improvements in the city. That was a priority for commissioners. That could be included in lobbying plans for next year but the lobbyists say there will be a serious challenge ahead with cities getting money. They say there will be fewer earmarks in the future and things will continue to be tight.
Lobbyists also say local governments increase their chances of getting money by partnering on projects. City leaders say they plan to work on that.