Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
October 18, 2005
Albany- City Manager Alfred Lott says under the original proposal for the five-year strategic plan, consulting firm Capital Principles would have stay on for 45 days to help implement the plan, but he wants department heads to do that.
"I realize that this does put some pressure on the department directors, but such is life that's the way it's going to be. It's in the right hands. They should run the city. They can handle this sort of thing. The people I've been working with are more than capable of executing this plan," Lott says.
He doesn't want to totally severe ties with the firm, but remove them as a crutch. He wants to bring Capital Principles back over the next several months to conduct in-progress reviews, which is expected to cost about $67,000 in addition to the $196,000 they've already been paid. Still, Lott says it's far less than what the city expected to pay the firm.
"So they'll be sort of an honest broker to make sure that we're doing it right as we look at ourselves for the next three months."
The city manager says he'll take on extra responsibility too. His plan calls scraping the hiring of a third assistant city manager, something commissioners were also opposed to.
"There are certain aspects of the city that I don't want anybody else to directly supervise, at least not at this point. That would be police, finance, fire, and emergency management," Lott says.
He says the other two assistant city managers will supervise the rest of the departments. Even though he's been on the job less than a month, Lott says he confident with a little motivation, training, and direction the city's employees can successfully implement the plan which consultants say could end up saving Albany $19 million.
Lott says he plans to bring Capital Principles back in November for the first in progress review with department heads.