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 >>
September 3, 2003
Albany - Mayor Tommy Coleman is running for a fifth term in office. The Albany attorney and 4-term Mayor announced his candidacy Wednesday. And, he says his experience will lead to his victory. At a election kick-off party, Coleman told his supporters he can help save the Albany Marine Base from closure and can help bring jobs and new businesses to the community.
Coleman said he decided to run a fifth term because a continued leadership is needed to complete projects such as a new police station and the renovation of downtown Albany. "We have too many important projects on the line to change the leaders now. Albany needs the current team of leaders to finish these projects."
The government plans to close 100 military bases around the country. And, Coleman says he will focus his efforts this year on saving the Albany Marine Base from the cut list. "This is the most important issue facing our town right now. Many jobs and a lot of money would be lost if the base closed. We must fight to keep the base open."
Coleman has held the mayor's post from 1990-1992 and again from 1996 until now. But, the population has changed since those races and is now more than 60% African American. "I think of people as individuals. I don't look at them as black or white, or poor or rich. If someone needs help, I'll help them. I hope people know that."
Coleman hopes voters look past race and focus on his past. He says he's never voted for a tax hike and can bring business and jobs to Albany. "We've had many businesses come to Albany lately from hotels, to restaurants, to a call center. We need to keep the momentum going."
At least two other candidates plan to run against Mayor Coleman. Dr. Willie Adams and Marcia Felts Wimberly have already announced their candidacy. Qualifying for the mayor's race and city commission seats for Wards 1, 4, and 6 begins Monday and ends Friday. The elections are scheduled for November 4th.