Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
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 >>
January 7, 2004
Nashville - The city manager and the police chief of a South Georgia town have been forced to resign.
Timothy Hill is spending his day looking for a new job. City council asked for his resignation at a special called meeting Tuesday. "They advised me to make a management decision that I didn't agree with and when I said I wasn't going to do it, I was dismissed," said Hill.
That management issue concerns police chief Jerry Lipsey. Council members received multiple complaints on his performance, and asked Hill to reprimand or fire him. They won't comment on the nature of the complaints. "I just didn't feel it was justified, I didn't feel what they asked me to do had sufficient reason," said Hill.
As of 5:00p.m. Tuesday, both Hill and Lispey were not longer employed with the city of Nashville. In Hill's letter to the city, he says he accepts his termination. But in a letter from Lispey, he says he's done nothing wrong and he plans on appealing to the mayor and city council. "This will give him the opportunity to speak directly which is a democracy," said Mayor Connie Perry. "He will have the right to express himself and ask the questions he thinks are important."
People who live and work in this small town were surprised at the council's decision. "It was not aware that this sort of thing was going on so its a shock to me," said Jimmy Lane. "Timothy Hill, he was trying, I've talked to him several times," said Drew Smith.
But Mayor Perry assures residents this decision is for the best. "We will have city services as usual and we will have someone qualified to stand in for the chief until those issues are resolved," said Perry.
The council will appoint an interim police chief at Thursday night's meeting. The duties of city manager will be handled by other city employees.