Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
October 16, 2003
Albany-- A Federal Judge orders the city to draw new voting districts. Judge Louis Sands issued a ruling in a suit brought against the city, challenging the old voting districts.
Judge Sands ordered new districts be drawn before the election is held. In his ruling, he orders the Albany elections for Mayor and three city commission posts to be enjoined, postponed and delayed, until the voting districts are redrawn in compliance with the one person, one vote rule.
The Judge ordered all interested parties to meet and start drawing the new map within ten days.
Incumbent Mayor Tommy Coleman said he thinks postponing the election is the best thing. "That's what we want for people to participate. That's give the best expression of what the people want out of the elected government. I believe that having all these elections together under a fair plan is the best thing for the city of Albany."
Challenger Dr. Willie Adams, reading the judge's order, said having to postpone the election shows how poor the current city leadership is. "This is an issue in my opinion that should have been taken care of a long ago with the correct leadership."
The third candidate for Mayor, Marcia Felts Wimberly, said because they do know when the election will be held, puts her campaign in limbo."We'll just continue to get our message out of change. Albany needs change, and change is coming, whether it's March, January, February, but change is coming."
The City's Voting Districts were drawn before the 1994 flood, and the population of Albany has shifted Northwest in great numbers.
Two redistricting maps have been drawn since 2000. One was turned down by the Justice Department. The other was sent back with questions, but then junked by the City Commission.