Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
October 17, 2003
Albany- Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is greeted by a roaring applause. The first female mayor of the capital city talked to students about the importance going to the polls.
"It is so important that every person that cares about their community vote. African Americans who have fought so hard for the right to vote have a special obligation to vote," says Franklin.
She says now that the Albany elections have officially been pushed back, it's important for every eligible voter to be heard even if ballots won't be cast until March.
"In my own election for mayor I won by 188 votes out of 82,000 votes, so every vote counts, and I am living proof of that," Franklin admits.
City Commission candidates not only echo Mayor Franklin's message, but say the extra time will give them a chance to reach more young voters.
"My goal being a retire educator is to make sure that young people understand the processes like Mayor Franklin was speaking of. It's very important that the youth get involved because they will be the ones that will have to take over, and I would like to see the young people get in this election and get involved," says Ward 6 candidate Tommie Postell.
"Its a good spark for our young people to now begin to get involved after hearing her story. Then they can begin to get involved and know that they to can be successful as well as participate in the politics and the public service that carries their lives from day to day," says Ward 4 candidate John White.
And that means going to the polls and casting their vote in the Albany city elections next March.
Several hundred Dougherty County middle and high school students also attended the event. Franklin urged them to get involved in politics and public policy even before they are of voting age.