Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
August 24, 2004
Albany-- It's not going to be easy to squeeze even a dime for Albany's downtown development projects out of a proposed sales tax extension. City and county leaders have roughly $105 million to play with.
Albany Tomorrow leaders are asking for more than $27 million of it in new projects to enhance what's already happening downtown.
"I even took pictures with the turtles and it made me feel like a kid again!" laughs Sarah Washington, who is visiting from Ohio, snapping off pictures to remember a great trip. "I have been here for a month, and I have enjoyed it tremendously and I think the park is beautiful."
The park, paid for with sales tax money, has been well recieved. Now, downtown development leaders are asking for millions more to continue with the masterplan, including a bridge linking Albany State University to the activity downtown.
"It's just critical that we at some point get recognized for the value we bring to this community," said ASU President Dr. Portia H. Shields. "We are right downtown we are right here and to be closed off would be a travesty."
On the Albany Tomorrow wish list is nearly five million dollars for the Civil Rights Museum, and $6.5 million for Thronateeska Heritage Center. There is also more than $15 million to finish off the riverfront, including walkways and renovating the Bridgehouse.
"I think they know that that project is something they have already started and they own it and I think they will be looking at a very high priority to finish projects they have already begun," said ATI PresidentTommy Chatmon.
But, what projects are complete have visitors, like Sarah Washington, impressed. "Oh, I have to tell them about the beautiful scenery and also the University that is right near here and I enjoyed every minute of it! I'll hopefully come back again."
And its the repeat visitors that downtown is counting on for its survivial-- that and millions of dollars in SPLOST money. Albany State University is in negotiations to get Ray Charles memorabilia for a museum on campus.
ASU's president says that's another reason for the school to get a walkway linking campus to downtown.