Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
November 8, 2005
Albany -- The new city manager and the boss of the Albany James H. Gray Civic Center seem to be on a collision course over how the largest arena in South Georgia is run.
Albany's city manager ordered the Civic Center Director Matty Goddard to shape up or lose her job.
In an October 26th letter to Goddard, City Manager Alfred Lott wrote, "You are performing below satisfactory performance standards."
He went on to say "You have presented problems related to the Civic Center to me without feasible solutions... You wanted me to make a decision that was yours to make."
Lott warned Goddard to improve her performance or face disciplinary action, including termination. The letter came after Lott reviewed Goddard's performance and department.
Goddard hired attorney Maurice King. He says Goddard feels the new city manager is on a witch hunt, and hasn't been with the city long enough to tell her she's doing a bad job. "She has not done anything to get fired over. The City of Albany Georgia has a progressive discipline policy. To my knowledge, Goddard hasn't even ever had a verbal warning before."
In February, six area businesses leaders sent a letter to then interim City Manager Lem Edwards complaining about poor leadership at the civic center. Edwards conducted a review and said Goddard performed with a short staff and on a tight budget.
Recently, Goddard was criticized for holding season ticket money from the Wildcats. The city manager told her to hand it over. Goddard's attorney says the civic center wasn't even supposed to handle season tickets.
When we asked Wildcats Managing Partner Mike Storen about his current relationship with Goddard, he said, "The staff at the civic center works very hard to help the Wildcats produce football games." We then asked if “the staff” included Maddie Goddard, and he said, "I didn't say that."