Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
October 6, 2006
Albany -- Election day is November 7th. That means you can expect to see even more political advertisements in the next few weeks. And as always, some of them will be negative attack ads.
Every other commercial seems to be a campaign ad, but political experts say most Georgia races have been pretty tame so far. "An overwhelming majority says, it's got to be more than what it is now, that it's too nice, and it's just too nice of a campaign, that if you want to win you really have to fire the shots," says ASU Political Science Prof. Dr. Kwame Dankwa.
The one nasty race is the crucial 8th District Congressional contest between Democratic Representative Jim Marshall and his Republican Challenger Mac Collins. It's because not much money is available for state races.
"I was on a conference call recently and that was exactly the message, that it's been kind of quiet," said Rep. Ed Rynders of lee County. "Now if you're looking for insight on the reason for that quiet activity, well, we think at the state level, the Democratic party doesn't have a lot of money to spend."
Even the Governor's race, has been about each candidates record. Sonny Perdue's most recent ad predicts negative campaigns are on the horizon. Dukes,
"It is pretty much a rule of thumb, if you go into negative campaigning or if you go into campaigning revealing your opponents record, that it has an impact of about three percentage points or greater to his effort, but it also diminishes yours," said Democrat Rep. Winfred Dukes of Albany.
Perdue's lead in the polls may prompt the attack. "The things that surprised me is that the most recent poll was that the Governor was leading in all regions of the state and therefore I expect that the Lt. Governor is going to get extremely aggressive," said Rynders.
"Sooner or later someone is going to start firing the shots and I think Sonny has started and very soon we're going to hear a response from Mark Taylor," said Dankwa.
Republicans say that may be good because it forces voters to investigate a candidates record more closely.
Just today, Mark Taylor unveiled a new ad that criticizes a Sonny Perdue land deal. The Perdue campaign says the charges in the ad are false.