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 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
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 >>
October 29, 2003
Valdosta - Is the late Mayor James Rainwater a legal candidate in the Valdosta mayoral race, and should votes cast for him be counted? After a full day of testimony, Superior Court Judge Joe Bishop is considering the answers to those questions. "I trust that he's an unbiased party and he'll do what's best for the citizens of Valdosta," said Councilman Willie T. Head.
Four witnesses were called Wednesday, City Election Superintendent Mark Barber, Deborah Cox and John Adams of the Lowndes County Board of Elections, and Linda Beazley of the Secretary of State's office. Beazley says all votes for Rainwater should be null and void. "There will be signs posted at the precincts letting voters know that if the deceased candidate's name remains on the ballot, all votes for him will not be counted," said Beazley.
Other members of the Board of Elections agree, and say Rainwater no longer meets the criteria for a legal candidate. "He's not a citizen of Valdosta, no longer a registered voter, and can not fulfill the duties as mayor," said John Adams.
Attorney George Talley is representing the city and says the state law is unclear about what to do if a candidate dies in a nonpartisan election. He believes Rainwater is still a legal candidate, and the public has the right have their vote counted for whoever they want.
City Councilman Willie T. Head voted against taking the case to court and says the election should continue with the two remaining candidates, John Fretti and Benny Mitcham. "After hearing the evidence, my position is unchanged," said Head. "We are all saddened by the loss of Mayor Rainwater, but now we have to move on and decide between these two candidates."
Judge Bishop expects to reach his decision by late Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.