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 >>
January 9, 2004
ALBANY - With the new voting lines in Albany, qualifying has re-opened for the races. This time around, Ward 6 has an additional candidate.
Christopher Pike, Curator of Throntateeska Heritage Center, has qualified to run against David Williams. Pike says Albany needs fresher and more energetic commissioners.
"I just think they've served their time, they've served the community," Pike said. "And, we need new people with new vison that's going to come in that's young, fresh, and energetic that wants to see the city move forward."
Pike serves in several capacities on civic boards across the community. He recently became a father for the first time to his daughter, Trinity.
Incumbent David Williams has served as Ward 6 Commissioner for 12 years. He says that he is doing well in his position and there is no need for change.
"I am the most qualified. I have the greatest amount of experience," Williaams said. "There is no other candidate that can even come close to being able to give the achievements that I have done for the City of Albany."
Williams noted that he serves on several state boards and has many hours of service to the community.
Also running is Tommy Postell. He taught in the Dougherty County School System for 38 years and also served as an assistant principal. Postell initially qualified for the race before the court battle over the voting lines.