Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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 >>
July 11, 2004
Albany - Bringing more businesses to Albany's eastside is the main issue in many of this year's political races. And, that's what both candidates battling for the Dougherty County Commission District 3 seat want to do.
It's been a quite race so far. Incumbent Dougherty County Commissioner Brenda Robinson Cutler and challenger Bob Washington aren't slinging mud or putting up dozens of signs. They, however, are promising to bring more businesses, services and entertainment to Albany's east side.
"I just want to see a library in this area," said Cutler. A eastside library is Cutler's latest "want" for her district. She says she's supported projects to improve her community including turning the old Jackson Heights Daycare into a Wellness Center and two of downtown's latest attractions.
"The First Tee program and the new Riverfront Park are both in my district. And, the Park is really doing great," said Cutler.
Bob Washington, who lost to Cutler in 2000, is again trying to win the District 3 seat with a super-sized vision for his community. "I would like to see a Super Walmart on the eastside. We need to get this place booming," said Washington.
Washington critizes Cutler for voting on a budget that included a property tax increase. "It just keeps coming down to the problems of tax increases," said Washington.
"People have to understand if you want services, you have to pay for them," said Cutler. She says she fought to give employees a raise and improve their benefits and to cut the budget money, so a tax increase was unavoidable.
Cutler succeeded her late husband in District 3 in 2000, beating Washington by 81% of votes.