Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
May 16, 2006
Albany - Albany city commissioner Tommy Postell is among a growing number of black leaders opposed to city-county consolidation. Postell says after hearing the proposed charter for a unified city and county, he has major concerns.
He says some leaders seem to be rushing the complex issue, even though the consolidation study committee worked for more than a year.
Postell says if consolidation isn't done fairly, it could dilute black strength.
"Down through the years, Albany and Dougherty County never agreed to do anything related to blacks unless it was through a court order. Now we are in a process in which we are trying to eliminate the court order. That's what I would like to see," said Postell.
The study committee that recommended consolidation was made up of black and white members. Most think consolidation would save millions of dollars and would not dilute the voice or vote of any segment of the community.
The Justice Department must sign off on any consolidation proposal. Some committee members say that will ensure voting rights are not violated.