Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
July 23, 2004
Leesburg-- Lee County has become a Republican stronghold in Southwest Georgia--all the local races will be determined in next week's Republican primary.
All three County Commission races will be decided in the primary. In the Senate Seat 13 race, candidates Carden Summers and Joseph Carter are battling it out for the Republican nod.
Tuesday night, candidates in all the major races will debate the issues at a special political forum at Lee County High School. Chamber President Brad Lofton says, "This primary will decide many of the elected officials seat for the upcoming year, so this debate is very significant in that regard.
Brad Lofton and James Sizemore, a local attorney, will moderate the debates, that begin at 7:00 pm.
Most of the candidates are expected, including the state house district 152 candidates, incumbent Republican Ed Rynders and Democrat Earleen Sizemore, although that contest won't be decided until November.
One Lee County man wanting to be Sheriff, who isn't officially on the ballot yet, plans to participate in the debate Tuesday night.
But, Jimmy Kerfoot is one step closer to qualifying as an Independent. Kerfoot turned in 86 pages of signatures. He needs 547 legitimate signatures to get on the November ballot as an Independent.
The Board of Elections is in the process of verifying those signatures.
The Lee County businessman was disqualified from the Republican ticket because he didn't turn in all the necessary paperwork on time.
Kerfoot is seeking to unseat long-time Sheriff Harold Breeden.