Candidates attend Saturday town hall - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Candidates attend Saturday town hall

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Citizens and community leaders showed up for a special town hall on Saturday.

Candidates for Dougherty County District two and district six school board positions, the district six county commission position, Georgia and US House of Representatives, and gubernatorial David Poythress addressed the crowd.

Poythress said the state looses millions because of its inadequate tax collection system, and says Georgia needs to focus on jobs and economic development.

"We've got to look at economic development as a statewide issue, we can't just see jobs going into the metropolitan Atlanta region, we can't just think of water in terms of Atlanta, we've got to think about all of Georgia; Columbus, Albany," said David Poythress, (D) Gubernatorial Candidate.

The town hall was hosted by Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Dougherty County tag office employee arrested

    Dougherty County tag office employee arrested

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:04:16 GMT

    Dougherty County Police released details into a county employee's arrest. A Dougherty County Tag Office employee was charged with ten counts of computer forgery. And investigators said there could be more charges coming.  

    More >>

    Dougherty County Police released details into a county employee's arrest. A Dougherty County Tag Office employee was charged with ten counts of computer forgery. And investigators said there could be more charges coming.  

    More >>
  • Blakely gets prepped for Peanut Proud Festival

    Blakely gets prepped for Peanut Proud Festival

    Thursday, March 23 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-03-23 19:59:56 GMT
    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year. (Source: WALB)The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year. (Source: WALB)

    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year.

    More >>

    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year.

    More >>
  • Former 'Most Wanted' man convicted of murder

    Former 'Most Wanted' man convicted of murder

    Thursday, March 23 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-03-23 19:20:09 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-23 19:46:16 GMT

    Brandon Levi Williams, 31, was found guilty of the murder of 22-year-old Kavozia Walker on McNeal Drive in 2016.

    More >>

    Brandon Levi Williams, 31, was found guilty of the murder of 22-year-old Kavozia Walker on McNeal Drive in 2016.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly