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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
January 10, 2005
Atlanta-- Georgia's Legislators went back to work Monday, but gone are the days of Democratic rule. The Republicans are now in charge.
With the bang of the gavel, the 2005 legislative session began, but with a new political party in charge. Republicans have control of the house, senate and the governor's office.
"That will mean more efficient government, with a concentration on kitchen table issues," said Rep. Ed Rynders of Lee County.
It didn't take them long to get down to business by electing new Speaker of the House, Glenn Richardson, a lawyer from Paulding County. "I have something that no Republican has had for 160 years. I thought I might be overcome with emotions," said Rep. Glenn Richardson, the new Speaker of the House.
It even surprised Richardson that many Democrats joined Republicans in the vote. He received 117 votes over 60 votes for Dubose Porter, who will be the House Minority leader.
Regardless of party, lawmakers say the focus will be on the issues that affect all Georgians. "Lower taxes, more efficient government, protecting traditional Georgia values," Rynders said.
"I need to do what the people of my district sent me here to do. That is to make sure their interests are heard, and that they have a voice in Atlanta," said one of the Democrats who held his seat, Rep. Winfred Dukes of Albany.
And now it will be up to South Georgia representatives to work together, Democrats and Republicans, for the people who have entrusted them to make good decisions for an important part of the state.
The house adopted new rules today that concerned committee assignments. The new speaker created a new committee to make committee assignments, and Democrats didn't like it. But to the victor goes the spoils, and they were powerless to stop Republicans.
One big change Republicans have made is that the work week won't start until 1:00PM on Mondays, giving lawmakers time to go to church with their families on Sunday and then head to the Capitol early Monday morning.