Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
April 2, 2004
Albany- Until Wednesday, legislators will be in conference committee meetings trying to come to agreements on some important bills.
Finalizing the budget is coming down to struggles between financing Medicaid and education. The final bill on the Hope Scholarship is also still being debated.
Lawmakers are arguing over details, including whether Hope should continue to pay for books and fees. The governor's disciplinary bill still needs to be passed in the senate. It will help educators get tougher on truancy and unruly students, and that could mean taking drivers' licenses from high school students.
"You can lose your driver's license or potentially not even get your driver's license," said state representative Ed Rynders, (R) Albany. "We've got to be able to do something. You can't put 16-year-olds in a corner anymore and think that that's good enough anymore and that's going to work. So we've got to do something that gets their attention and we think this will do it."
The bill will also make sure discipline policies will apply to all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, instead of fifth grade and up.