Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's municipal election day in Georgia. Dozens of local races in our area are being decided today, from mayor's race, to city council and school board seats.
In Albany, only one city commission race is on the ballot and voter turnout is pretty dismal. There are just more than 5600 registered voters in Ward Three.
At the half-way point Tuesday, one o'clock, only 238 of them had shown up to cast a vote for either Arthur Williams or Christopher Pike for the city commission seat. That's less than 5-percent turnout.
We were at Covenant Presbyterian Church earlier today where voters were just trickling in, one or two at a time. The advantage of small crowds is that there isn't a line, of course.
Voter Charles Findley says no matter how many or how few names are on the ballot, it's your responsibility to cast one. He said, "I think if they vote, they can have a voice in it, but if not, they should keep their mouths shut."
And from the looks of it, it seems as though there may be lots of quiet folks in Ward three during the next four years.
Of course, your chance to vote isn't over. You have until seven o'clock to get to your precinct and cast your ballot tonight.
Only precincts in Ward 3 are open for voting, there are six of them. Two other city commission races up for election, Wards 2 and 5, are uncontested.