Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
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 >>
July 5, 2005 Albany- City leaders are still at odds over where to build a new $2.5 million transportation center. City commissioners spent around $100,000 to study the best place for a multi-modal transportation center to replace an aging bus station downtown.
But more than three years after the first study began, commissioners haven't made up their minds. Every day hundreds of people wait at the bus station on the corner of Oglethorpe and Jefferson Street to catch a ride on the Albany Transit. "I ride them every day to work and around town to different places, out to the mall and things like that," says Bus Rider James Blanks.
The City leases the space from Destiny Tours. Riders like Blank says the location is convenient. "They have a restaurant, Carter's Grill, right here that I eat at a lot. I use the bank right behind it, so it's in a good area for me," says Blanks.
Surrounding businesses thrive off the bus riders, and that's why some city commissioners want to build a new $2.5 million transportation center on the site. "It would certainly make it easier for the people who ride the bus to patronize these facilities," said Albany Mayor Willie Adams.
But to rebuild there, the City must convince the Georgia Department of Transportation the current site is better than this plot at the corner of Roosevelt and Washington Streets.
Three years ago, a consultant study said showed the Sandy Bottom site was larger and more suitable. But since then, plans for a rail services have fallen through and a second study showed Oglethorpe was now the best site. "Rail is very remote so we need to take care of the historical part, business revitalization downtown," said Mayor Adams. "I certainly think the Oglethorpe site is more appropriate."
The city received a $1 million federal grant to build the center, but the Georgia DOT must sign off on it. Now the city must get DOT on-board with the Oglethorpe site, or some riders may be walking a little further to catch the bus.
City commissioners plan to vote on a site at their next meeting July 19th.