Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
January 24, 2006
Albany--The city of Albany plans to reward city employees who perform their jobs well. Last year city commissioners agreed to spend $295,000 dollars on merit raises for employees who go beyond the call of duty. Turns out that's not enough money, so tonight they agreed to spend an additional $118,000 dollars to reward hard workers.
From trash collectors to the police, city workers provide needed services. City manager Alfred Lott says good work should not go unrewarded.
"We are completely depended on the people that work for us to do great things," says Lott. In December, city department heads evaluated their employees.
"We calculated those performance evaluations, took people in the top seventy percentile and those are the folks that are going to get the bonus," says Lott.
Those hard workers will receive a check for about $1,100 next month. "It's my contention, in order to make it a significant performance pay, it should be at least over $1,000 dollars," says Lott.
"If we have the money available to pay for their outstanding performance we should do that," says Mary Hines.
City workers like, Mary Hines, says rewarding workers for doing their jobs well is a must. "It's important for morale and everything else to reward those persons who perform at a higher level than others," says Hines.
More than 800 people currently work for the city. The city has enough money in their budget to reward approximately 300 of them.
"Anytime you can reward your top performances on the city or any type of organizations it's great," say Phil Roberson.
Public Works Director Phil Roberson says the bonus plan ultimately will benefit everyone in the city. "If you start rewarding your top performers in the city, I think you're going to see the service and delivery in the city pick up a little," he says.
"We want to provide incentives, so you'll do that next year, and the year after," says Alfred Lott.
City leaders hope to continue the performance bonuses, but they may base the amount on the employee's evaluation score rather than giving the same bonus to all workers.