Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
November 4, 2003
Valdosta - The city has a new mayor-elect. John Fretti will replace late Mayor James Rainwater. The storage company owner swept past casket salesman Benny Mitcham tonight with 80-percent of the votes. "We're so excited and it feels surreal, but it will sink in soon," said John Fretti.
Mayor elect John Fretti is eager to take the helm at city hall. First on his agenda, building a partnership between the surrounding counties in the Valdosta metropolitan statistical area. "That partnership includes transportation and social issues, and working for the good of the entire region," said Fretti.
And a personal goal, helping the city move past the controversy surrounding this mayor's race. "The past two and a half weeks have been hard, and the community is fractured," said Fretti. "I plan to start that healing immediately."
Fretti encourages citizens to let him know their concerns. He says his door at city hall is always open. "Call, email, let us know what you want," said Fretti. "The people have spoken tonight and I want them to continue to speak."
Fretti will be sworn in as mayor in January. Former Mayor Pro Tem David Sumner will serve as mayor until then.