Thursday, June 20 2013 8:45 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:45:10 GMT
MACON, Ga. (AP) - This year is shaping up to be a busy year for alligators in the Macon area, which is on the northern end of the reptiles' range in Georgia. The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/11xGOIt)More >>
An alligator found this week is the third one this month. Authorities say abundant rain during mating season could explain the multiple gator reports.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:38:52 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 >>
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 11:20 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 >>
May 27, 2004
Albany-- Get ready for a tax hike Dougherty Countians.
The county is in a budget crisis.
Commissioners are looking at raising taxes two mils, eliminating jobs and slashing operating budgets.
Operating with a deficit, commissioners now must raise taxes and dip into reserves to avoid cutting critical services, like E.M.S.
Finance Committee Chairman, Lamar Hudgins, says "They know we haven't raised their millage rate in 14 years, we have cut it twice, we have always been very sensitive to the millage rate but this is just a time that is very difficult."
11 county positions will be cut under the proposal and there will be a reduction in overtime pay.
Travel and training for county employees will be cut in half.
About $700,000 dollars will be taken from the reserves to balance the budget.
If the two mil tax hike is approved, it will mean an additional 80 dollars a year in property taxes on a $100,000 dollar home.
The Finance Committee will present their proposed budget to the entire Commission Thursday.