Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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 >>
November 7, 2005
Albany -- Many of you will have the chance to go to the polls in local elections Tuesday. Election officials are hoping voter turn-out isn't bleak. There are just two contested city commission races in Albany - Ward Two and Ward Three.
Facilities crews set up voting machines at nine Albany precincts today, ahead of Tuesday's election. Linton James "We're trying to get everything in place here." The machines are locked down to prevent tampering," said Linton James of Dougherty County Facilities Management. "We attach each machine to this cable, so none could leave unless they come off this lock here."
Only the poll managers have the keys to unlock the machines. Voters in Ward Two, Three and Five will head to the polls to vote for a city commissioner.
In Ward Two, Freddy Grimsley is challenging Dorothy Hubbard. A packed race for Ward Three - with incumbent Arthur Williams being challenged by Morris Gurr, Christopher Pike, Bob Washington and Hank Young. George Hawthorne dropped out of the race so don't let his name on the ballot confuse you.
And incumbent Ward Five commissioner Bob Langstaff is running unopposed.
Elections supervisor Carolyn Hatcher hopes early voting isn't a indicator of overall voter turn-out. Only 87 people casts ballots last week. "Sometimes it's an indicator of the number of people that are going to turn-out, but I hope not in this case. I hope people do go to the polls," Hatcher said.
The ward boundaries changed some, so take a look at the voting precinct card you should have gotten in the mail. It will tell you which ward you live in now. Here's what you need to bring with you to the polls. "You don't have to have a government issued photo ID," said Hatcher. "There are 17 different items - it's back to the way it was last year. Anything from a driver's license to a utility bill or bank statement with their name on it."