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 >>
May 14, 2004
Albany-The Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany could be safe from closure for another two years. A House Committee approved a delay to the Federal government's next round of base closings and realignments, but the proposed delay is far from final.
The Marine Corps Logistics Base has a considerable economic impact in South West Georgia. "3,300 jobs 220 million dollars annual pay roll," remarks Albany Chamber of Commerce Tim Martin.
Community leaders not only hope to keep the base open but also hope to increase jobs and payroll at the base, by increasing the roll of the Albany Base in America's defense. County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard says "We think we're the best and we're going to let the world know about it." "We're the very very vital ingrediant to the success of the marine effort," agrees Martin.
Efforts for Base realignment and closure are scheduled to begin in March, 2005, but the House armed services committee voted Wednesday to delay BRAC for another two years. "There's along way to go though, the house will have to approve it, the sentae will have to approve it, the President will have to approve it to change the law," explains Martin.
Change is what community leaders are expecting. If the base continues to grow, Martin says "We are going to make the argument that MCLB Albany and the Albany community can grow and can expand." If the base is forced to close, leaders say they will be ready. Mayor Wille Adams says "I think we should forge ahead and work as if we still have a problem" "We are going to proceed full speed ahead, making sure that we're prepared," explains Martin.
The BRAC process is designed to make the military more efficient and organized and to save money.