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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:28:35 GMT
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer. Operation Takeback is a summer-long program to catchMore >>
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer.More >>
December 6, 2004
Leesburg- As tropical storms ripped through South Georgia week after week, Dougherty and Lee County emergency management agencies worked together to keep people safe.
"It's a close organization and it's all under the umbrella of GEMA," said Jim Vaught, EMA Director in Dougherty County.
That's one of the few ways the two counties officially do anything together. Although politicians won't say there is competition between the two communities, they do seem to be pushing for change. Mayor Willie Adams spoke to the Lee County Commission Monday night.
"Well I'm one for forgetting the past and looking towards the future, so whatever the reason was, we're going to try to sweep it under the rug an move forward from this point," Adams said.
"Between Lee County and Albany-Dougherty There is not battle there," said Lee County Commission Chairman Edward Hinman.
In the past, Lee and the Albany-Dougherty communities have competed for big business. But the time may have come when the two areas need each other more. Lee County needs more infrastructure, Albany needs more money for Chehaw Park, which is also in Lee County and both need the Marine Base to stay open.
"You can't live separately in this world. You can't live separately in this area," Adams said.
So for South Georgia's sake, Lee and Albany-Dougherty may need to work better together.
"We know each other, we're a close community and we try to stay in touch and help each other as we need to," Vaught said.
Not only in days darkened by natural disasters, but everyday.