Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
March 8, 2004
Cairo - Monday night the Cairo City Council narrowly passed a controversial charter, but the Mayor vetoed that decision.
There were times during the meeting that it looked and sounded like a church meeting. You could hear "Amen's" and applause. Then, the name calling began.
"This is a joke, a pure-T joke!" exclaimed Sue Fender.
During the heated meeting, 21 people spoke out against the proposed charter that would allow council members to appoint a mayor. Only 3 supported it.
Sue Fender was not one of those supporters. She says, "We're one of the most corrupt little towns in the state of Georgia. We need a new group of people to start over in this town, to help solve this problem."
Mayor Pro Tem Ernest Cloud Jr., originally proposed a new charter, but other council members voted to revise it, eliminating the rights of citizens to elect a mayor.
Cloud says, "It should be approved by the people. If they want to pursue it, they need to bring it forward at the next election, let the citizens of Cairo decide whether they want this election by the council or by the people. They need to make that decision, not the council."
And although a vote has been made, the decision was not final. Mayor Dan Wells veto sends the issue back to the council for another vote.
If the council overrides the veto, the charter still must be approved by the General Assembly. State Representative Wallace Sholar says he won't bring it up in the House unless voters get to voice their opinion in a local referendum.