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 >>
February 24, 2003
TIFTON - They aren't two people you'd expect to be partners. One man's mission is to preserve the past, the other's to build for the future. But Tifton's preservation and planning directors are working together to create new guidelines for the city's historic preservation district.< /STRONG>
"It's not just let's forget about what we have in place," Planning & Development Director Jason Lawrence said. "It's making something work we already have."
"Certain issues have arisen that needed to be examined more carefully," Historic Preservation Commission Director Charles Styer said.
The discussion got started after a dispute about what to do about Lankford Manor. It was a case of an owners right to tear his own building down, versus a city's interest to preserve it for history's sake.
"It's a structure that's been built up over years and represents hopes and plans of people who lived there," Styer said. "When you rip that out you don't have landmarks to go on that give you a feeling of community."
The city voted to negotiate for Lankford Manor's sale. Now both departments want to concentrate on preserving and promoting Tifton in the future.
"If they have something strong to go on, makes decision easier and helps them follow their own guidelines," Alexander said.
"What we want to do is preserve things that make Tifton a unique and beautiful city," Styer said.
For that they need your help. Tuesday night will be the second in a series of meetings to develop new preservation guidelines. It's at City Hall at 5:30 p.m.