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 >>
October 20, 2005
Valdosta-- A popular recreation director has resigned after his employees accused him of mishandling money. Brockey Brock, well-known in the sports field, says even though he's done nothing wrong, he can no longer work for Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Recreation because of what he calls a hostile environment.
After more than 30 years of working with parks and recreation in Albany and Valdosta, Brockey Brock has resigned. "I feel hurt, I hate it for my friends, my family, the public I never would with any intent not have the trust of the public, and I've always had that in my mind."
Some of Brock's employees have leveled accusations that Brock mishandled money the city paid to the Georgia Amateur Softball Association. Brock is state commissioner of the ASA and acknowledges that Valdosta-Lowndes paid ASA bid fees for tournaments that never materialized.
But he says that's something that should have been brought to his attention by the very employees who complained about him. "If that tournament hadn't been made, I would've hoped the staff would've come back and said 'You owe this bid fee back,' and I would've then had to make that decision. But I didn't have that opportunity. That's why I say I didn't have the support of people I counted on to run that department."
The city gave Brock the chance to defend himself in a hearing. "To give him the opportunity to tell his side of the story, and answer any questions that we had as a result of the facts we found during the investigation," said City Manager Larry Hanson.
But Brock says he can no longer work with the people who didn't support him. "With the hostile environment I'm in, I felt I had to resign, and that's what I've done."
Brock took $39,000 out of the Softball Association account and refunded parks and recreation department. The case has been turned over to the District Attorney's office.
Eric Hahn is serving as interim director of the Parks and Rec Department.