Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
October 6, 2003
Albany - An Albany mayoral candidate takes legal action to block an election postponement. Candidate, Dr. Willie Adams, says, "We filed a motion to intervene in this lawsuit." The city and American Civil Liberties Union leaders already agreed to postpone elections until March while they change district lines.
Adams says the out of date district lines won't affect the mayor's election because all city voters are eligible to cast ballots in that race. He explains, "Our objection is the office of mayor is city wide and should not have been stopped."
On the other hand, those already involved in the lawsuit are worried it will confuse voters to have two elections four months apart.
On Monday, a federal judge decided to hold off a decision until evidence is presented.
ACLU recently filed a lawsuit against the city. ACLU Southern Regional Office Director, Laughlin McDonald says, "We filed a lawsuit charging the city commission is malaportion in violation of one person and one vote and theirs no question about that." They say district lines are out of date.
The city agreed with ACLU to postpone elections until the Spring, but Adams wants to continue the mayor race. He says, "I'm ready for November the 4th".
The city and ACLU didn't oppose Adams intervening in the lawsuit, but were worried about cost and confusion. McDonald says, "If the mayor's election goes forward then the city has to pay for two elections, it might have an adverse impact on turnout and voter confusion. Those are the things the court would take into account."
McDonald adds current district lines reduce the number of minority districts. The last map was redrawn under the 1990 census.
Federal Court Judge Louis Sands is giving all parties a chance to do additional research to present more evidence. The next hearing is Thursday afternoon at three.