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 >>
August 12, 2005
Albany- With a good look at the Holman Mule Barn on Broad Avenue, it's easy to see why "Danger" signs are posted on the old barn doors.
The building has been condemned and that may have demolished the museum's hopes of moving in.
"The county was straight-forward with us and said their first and foremost concern was public safety," said Aaron Berger, director of the museum. Berger and members of the museum's board met with county officials Thursday.
Tommy Chatmon, president and CEO of Albany Tomorrow Inc. received a letter this week from Tracy Hester, interim director of Planning and Community Development. The letter read, "As of August 10, 2005, this structure is deemed dilapidated and unsafe for use or occupancy and should be secured..."
The Mule Barn belongs to the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority. ADICA must respond to the condemnation letter within 30 days. It will cost a million dollars just to stabilize the building.
Chatmon said if no one is willing to spend that money, the building will be demolished. So it may come down to what people in Albany want; the museum of art housed in a historic building or a parking lot.
"The hope is if we move downtown, we'll be really positioned in the center of Southwest Georgia," Berger said.
A central city location would make art accessible to more people than just the ones who live in northwest Albany, he said. But with $3 million in sales-tax money promised to the museum, the move downtown won't fall through, even if the idea of using the Mule Barn does.
"So we have now, a budget to work with between that and any additional money that we bring to the table to renovate or build or revamp a building downtown and make that our new home," he said.
To make the Mule their new home, the museum will have to raise a million dollars just to keep the barn standing.