Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County commissioners continue to listen to concerns about city/county government consolidation. Monday morning, Melvin George told the commission he believes the way the referendum will be held isn't constitutionally sound.
He says the constitution provides one vote for each person. But the way the referendum would happen would allow city residents to vote twice and unincorporated residents to vote once. Here's why: In order to dissolve the charters for each government, a vote has to be taken for both. Both would be worded the same, and would both need to be passed in order to create a consolidated government.
He said, "We don't want to vote in a flawed and fixed voting system as it is now. Straighten the voting system and we'll vote for anything.
Commissioner Jack Stone agreed with George and said that's why he could not support a vote for consolidation since the people in the county would not have as strong of a voice as those in the city.
Both commissions are still discussing possible changes to the proposed charter. State Representative Winfred Dukes sent a letter to the city and county asking that they be prepared with their versions of the charter by December 1st, in order to be ready for when the General Assembly convenes next year.