Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The city of Albany hopes to save hundreds of thousands of dollars by refinancing a bond.
Through the city, Water, Gas and Light borrowed close to $14-million in 1998 to build a water treatment facility. The interest rate on the bond is about 4.7 percent. Now interest rates have dropped.
Tuesday night, city commissioners approved an ordinance that would allow them to refinance the remaining $8-million left on the principal. The new interest rate is just more than 3.5 percent. The city could save between $250,000 and $400,000 dollars.
Second hand stores in Albany now have new regulations when it comes to selling goods. Consignment shops and thrift stores that buy items will now have to wait 15-days before they sell them.
The stores will also have to file daily written reports with the Albany Police Department that includes the name of the person who sold items to the store along with their date of birth and social security number.
It's similar to rules pawn shops already have to follow. The ordinance passed by Albany city commissioners is aimed at reducing thefts.
It will also now be illegal to park an oversized vehicle on residential streets in Albany. The city doesn't want heavy equipment, limos or tractor-trailers parking in residential areas because of clutter, traffic dangers and complaints from residents.
Commissioners approved a zoning amendment that bans those vehicles. There is an exception for school buses but they must be parked in a side or backyard.