Monday, May 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:40:05 GMT
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a 15 and 14-year-old broke into On The Way Tax ServicesMore >>
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:38:02 GMT
With summer almost here, more motorcycles will be on the road. And south Georgia bikers urge you to watch out for them. They're asking car and truck drivers to look twice and make sure there is not aMore >>
South Georgia motorcyclists urge drivers to pay attention to the road, and look twice before pulling out.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:32:01 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
July 18, 2006
Albany - Albany Tomorrow warns city leaders more money may be needed to finish downtown projects now that the City is taking away park improvement money to clean up contaminated property.
Tommy Chatmon said a proposed pedestrian bridge over the Flint River downtown would have to be put on hold for now. ATI must get FEMA and state permits to build the structure over the river and that could take up to three years.
Chatmon said the money the city is reallocating from park improvements to clean up contaminated city property shouldn't delay any more downtown projects. But he did ask city commissioners to consider giving ATI any sales tax money earned above and beyond the estimated amount back to ATI so the pedestrian bridge could be built later. City commissioners said they would discuss it, but made no promises.
In other news, Albany failed to give enough work to minority businesses because of possible oversights in the disadvantaged business office. The City sets goals as to how much minority participation is needed for taxpayers projects. But recent work at the airport, which is governed by the federal government, revealed many of the small and minority businesses in this area haven't been licensed by the state -- a requirement for doing work on the airport.
The City Manager said he had no idea Albany and Dougherty County's disadvantaged business office wasn't mandating businesses meet the state guidelines.
"We certainly missed a moral point on what we want to do," said Alfred Lott. "We want to involved everybody here. If these airport projects are eliminating all of our local DBE's (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise), then we've had a mission failure. We're going to fix that."
The City Manager stopped short of blaming the Disadvantaged Business Office leader, Pinky Douglas, for the problems. But he did say he was going to investigate the office to make sure the city was following the laws when it comes to hiring minority businesses.