Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
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 >>
May 31, 2006
An observant Lee County voter says if he hadn't caught a big budget mistake, the county would be in big trouble.
Business owner Bill Williams noticed a 1.6-million dollar miscalculation in the proposed budget that he says stuck out like a sore thumb.
He informed the county's finance director. In order to balance the budget, county commissioners eliminated planned raises for county workers and decided not to hire any new employees or buy new cars and equipment.
"It really bothers me because these commissioners would have probably balanced and passed this budget with that 1.6 million dollar shortfall and gone on a spending spree," says Bill Williams.
"We're going to have to cut the employees out until such time that we seem necessary that we can have the money to hire them. We're going to do that," says Wally Roberts, with the county's finance committee.
At a public hearing on the budget tonight, critics claimed commissioners continue to waste the county's money. Commissioners stress the budget is balanced without a tax increase. They say the budget mistake was an honest mistake and they don't plan to discipline the finance director.