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 >>
February 7, 2006
Albany - A forerunner in the fight to save the Albany Marine base will soon be the new assistant city manager. Commissioners voted to hire James Taylor as a second assistant city manager. He was the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Expert.
Taylor will supervise five departments: Engineering, public works, planning, community and economic development and transit. Current Assistant City Manager, Kevin Hogencamp, will handle the rest of the departments.
Taylor will likely start February 13th and will make around $76,000.
Once again, Albany commissioners are considering giving area businesses a leg up on competition when it comes to bidding for city services and equipment. Almost annually, city commissioners discuss whether to establish local preference to keep local tax money from going to out of town businesses.
It would set up a 2%. Even if the local bid is higher, the business would be awarded the city contract if its within 2% of its out-of town competitor's price. Each year, the city staff says local preference often deters out-of town businesses from bidding which could cost the city big money in the long run.
"We don't need a local preference because competition is best for any community," said Stephen Collier, City Procurement.
Commissioners asked the staff for information from surrounding cities to see how local preference has effected their bids. No decision was made at Tuesday's work session.