November 8, 2006
Albany -- Election day in Dougherty County was virtually problem-free with voter turnout that was higher than the state average.
Elections supervisor Carolyn Hatcher says right at 50% registered voters went to the polls yesterday. There were no problems with any of the electronic voting machines.
Some poll workers stayed past closing time to accommodate voters who were lined up waiting to vote at 7 p.m. Hatcher says that's not necessarily a bad thing.
"We think standing in line means that people are excited and interested in voting and that was the good news," said Carolyn Hatcher.
One statewide race did end up in a run-off. Voters will return to the polls on December 5th to decide if David Burgess or Chuck Eaton will be named a Public Service Commissioner.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.