Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
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 >>
March 7, 2006
Albany -- An independent league, called The South Coast League, wants start up a baseball team in Albany. Tuesday, the city staff told commissioners it would cost about $225,000 to make needed repairs Paul Eames Stadium.
South Coast League CEO Jamie Toole told commissioners the team would sign a three year contract to stay in Albany, even if they're losing money and attendance is low. But since Albany has had four baseball teams in ten years, commissioners are skeptical.
Toole says marketing is the key to success this time. "We're going to be here a full calendar year in advance of playing baseball," said Toole. "What that allows you to do is build the franchise's identity through name the teams contests, getting the kids involved, sell tickets and corporate advertising. You being to be a staple of the community. You have a year under your belt before you even play. Most of the teams you're talking about didn't even stay here a year."
Toole says he's willing to negotiate the city's cost, and thinks it could be lower than $200,000. The league would also pay for maintenance and utilities of the ball park and lease office space.
Commissioners said they would consider it, but made not decision today.