Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
November 6, 2006
Albany -- As he stopped in his opponent's hometown this morning on a state-wide campaign fly-around, Governor Sonny Perdue showed there was no love lost between himself and his Democrat opponent in tomorrow's general election.
Perdue called Mark Taylor's attacks about a Houston County land deal in which prime real estate adjacent to the governor's land was opened for development "garbage throwing."
"My opponent wants to throw garbage at me in this campaign, but tomorrow I hope to make it possible for him to move into another job, like driving one of his daddy's garbage trucks," said the governor, in a reference to Taylor Made Trucking Co., owned by the Lt. Governor's family.
Perdue said that Taylor had spent his campaign attacking him, and attacking other politicians such as Cathy Cox, whom Taylor defeated in a bruising campaign for the governor nomination in the Democratic party.
There was a crowd of a bout 100 at the airport to greet the Republican tour, which included Lt. Governor candidate Casey Cagle, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Attorney general candidate Perry McGuire, Labor Commissioner candidate Brent Brown, and Ag Commissioner candidate Guy Black.
Though the race is non-partisan, State Supreme Court candidate Mike Wiggins was part of the entourage.
Perdue told the crowd that he wanted four more years to continue his work on state education, during which he said that SAT scores were up, and the dropout rate was down.
He called the allegations about his Houston land deal "Taylor's garbage," and said that Taylor had run a mean-spirited campaign.
The GOP tour is scheduled to touch down in Macon, Columbus, and Dalton before it concludes this evening in Atlanta.