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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
December 6, 2005
Albany -- Maddie Goddard has worked at the civic center for 22 years, 17 of them as director. For many of those years, there've been complaints about the way she's run the facility. Few events are held there, and taxpayers complain that they're paying for a huge facility that doesn't even support itself.
Maddie Goddard's lawyer says the new city manager has told her to either resign or retire or she'll be fired.
Maurice King, who Goddard hired as soon as the new city manager began evaluating her performance, is threatening to sue if Goddard is fired. "Why won't anyone make the comparison about the Chehaw Park Authority which the city gives $1.3 to $2.1 million a year and the Chehaw Park never pays the money back. The reason is because the Chehaw Park Authority is ran by a white man. The Riverquarium is basically ran by white people."
This is city manager Alfred Lott's employee evaluation of Maddie Goddard. He rated her ineffective in every category including managing people, achieving results, and competence.
Maurice King says the city can't legally fire Goddard because she was never even given a reprimand about her performance. Maddie Goddard's critics say the only reason she kept her job was because of her friendship with former city manager Janice Allen Jackson.
As soon as a Jackson left, a group of community leaders wrote letter calling for changes in civic center management. The letter from promoters, clients, and event sponsors complained that the civic center business atmosphere is hostile and negative.
As soon as Alfred Lott was hired as city manager and reviewed Goddard's performance, he notified her that she must make changes or face termination. Lott won't comment on this latest development saying it's a personnel matter.