Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A standoff between the Dougherty County's legislative delegation could end an effort to consolidate the city and the county.
Senator Freddie Powell Sims said Tuesday she plans to make no changes to Senate Bill 538. As it stands, it's on the Senate's consent calendar with other local legislation for a vote.
Once approved, it goes to the House, but local representative say wording for a non-partisan election changes the measure in the House to general legislation, which did not meet the crossover deadline.
The city doesn't want that language changed. Senator Sims and former Senator Michael Meyer Von Bremen seem to think local representatives can get around the issue if they want the measure to go forward.
"They possibly could waive the rule on it becoming a general bill," said Meyer Von Bremen. "I know we've waived rules in the Senate before to allow for something to travel through especially when it's a unique procedural issue."
Local Representative met this morning and say they'll do nothing to violate the house rules to make the legislation move forward and have suggested Senator Sims make the changes. Both sides say no one is trying to sabotage the measure.
There are only eight days left in the legislative session.