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 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 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 >>
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
November 2, 2004
Atlanta-- Democrats are trying to regain control of the State Senate, and Republicans hope to win their first House majority since Reconstruction.
Every seat in the Georgia House and Senate will be decided tonight. And, the state Democratic and Republican parties are pushing hard to fill those seats.
Republican Representative Ed Rynders says, "The Republican party is backing people more than ever before. They've told me that they've raised more money than ever before."
Both parties spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on political advertisements for candidates in local and state races. "They are definitely going all out to promote the candidates that they feel are in close races."
Two years ago, Republicans gained hold of the Senate after generations of Democratic control when four Democratic senators switched parties soon after the election. Now, Republicans hold a 30-26 edge in the Senate, and have their sights set on the House.
"If Republicans took control of both chambers, I feel you would certainly see a more efficient, stream-lined government. This budget doubled in the last ten years prior to the Republican Governor arriving," Rynders said.
Democratic Senator Michael Meyer Von Bremen says the budget is one example of how Republicans have hurt the state. "Last year in the Senate for the first time that I can remember, the mid year budget was unbalanced coming out of the Senate."
The first time the Senate has been in GOP control. Meyer Von Bremen and Rynders agree that politics too often mires down important legislation. "That's because of the division, the inability to agree and work things out. The dig in your heels attitude. We're not budging they're not budging. And, that's just not good for Georgia."
Democrats currently control the House. Republicans would need 12 new seats to reverse that control. Democrats need only three seat to take back Senate control.
If Republicans won control of the House, the GOP would have statewide power under Governor Sonny Perdue's Republican administration.