Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
December 2, 2004
Albany -- Albany city commissioners agree on who will temporarily run the city. Water Gas Light General Manager Lemuel Edwards will serve as interim city manager.
Lem Edwards has been general manager at Albany Water, Gas and Light for 14 years. "I am familiar with the city structure," said Edwards.
Now, he'll take the reigns of the whole city, at least while commissioners look for a successor to Janice Allen Jackson.
Just days after Janice Allen Jackson announced her resignation, commissioners agreed in executive session to tap Lemuel Edwards to take over her job on an interim basis. "Everybody at water gas and light is just behind him 100 percent," said WG&L spokesman Lorie Farkas.
Edwards said, "I agreed to do that at no cost to the city. It would involve working here and over there."
Edwards worked for ten years in the city's Human Resources Department moving to WG&L in 1991.
He's confident he'll wise decisions for Albany. "Very familiar with the position descriptions and evaluation process as used by the city so I think that will help me analyze where I need to start."
But can we expect to see Edwards fill the City Manager's position for good? Farkas says, "He's just merely going to in an interim position do everything he can to help get the city back on it's feet."
Then Edwards says he'll return to work solely at the place he calls his home-- Water Gas and Light. The City commotion is expected to vote for Edwards as Interim City Manager next week.