A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – City Manager Al Lott said the Downtown manager position is a narrow niche to fill, and getting candidates to consider Albany wasn't easy.
The search that lead Albany leaders to name the best two qualified candidates Thursday, took two and a half months longer than expected.
The city used The Mercer Group consulting firm to find qualified candidates, because when the city in the past did their own search they came up with candidates not qualified for the job.
Mercer originally found 15 candidates they did background checks on.
Lott says then convincing candidates Albany is a place they want to work isn't easy.
"It's not the easiest thing to get people to come to southwest Georgia, we're not off of the interstate, we're not close to a major airport so you have to convince people this is a great place, okay, where is it now how close is it to Atlanta," Lott says.
Lott also said because of the trouble involving Don Buie, Albany has another hurdle to overcome with newcomers.
The foreclosure issue with the city's top choice for Downtown manager D. Aaron Blair and the investigation of Morrow councilman John Lampl both came up after background checks were performed by the Mercer Group.