Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
July 17, 2004
Albany -- Flags across Georgia are flying at half staff in honor of former Governor George Busbee.
76 year old Busbee died Friday after suffering a heart attack at the Savannah airport. Now, friends and family, in Albany, are remembering him as a man who cared about people and Georgia.
When Imanel Gable's daughter, Tammy, married Governor George Busbee's son George , Gabel hoped her new son-in-law shared qualities with his father.
"He was always the same. He treated everybody the same. He lived by doing unto others as you have them do unto you. I have never seen him mad. He was a loving person," says Imanell Gable.
Former Albany Mayor Tommy Coleman agrees. He worked closely with Busbee in both of his campaigns for Governor and respected his work as an attorney in Albany. Coleman says Busbee's visionary leadership made him good for Georgia.
"I think George Busbee really made it work. He was kind of a mechanic of government. He could make all the different departments work towards a common goal," says Coleman.
Busbee had goals like bringing international businesses into the state when the strategy was not popular. His leadership brought companies like Miller Brewing to Albany. Many credit him for putting Georgia on the map for economic development. He was the first Governor in state history to serve two consecutive four-year terms.
"I think he really enhanced the quality of life and created a creditable amount of jobs for Georgians. Those of us who have prospered in recent years in Georgia should go back and thank George Busbee if he was here today," says Coleman.
The former Governor moved to Duluth after his time in office and that is were his family and friends are as the remember the legacy and life of this great Georgian.
Former Governor George Busbee will lie in state at the Capitol Monday. A public memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a-m at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta.