Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
December 13, 2006
Albany - The City of Albany is asking the state legislature for permission to set up special tax districts.
This area around Nottingham is expected to grow a lot in the next several years. Part of the taxes paid by new businesses in those areas would go to pay for infrastructure which in the long run would save those businesses money. For example, if the bridge on Nottingham has to be widened, the money would come out of the special tax fund and that would negate a need for a tax hike.
Assistant City Manager James Taylor says, "The opportunity to grow communities, like the area over around Nottingham, like even around downtown, it depends on where the city or county chooses to do this, those areas won't get an opportunity to grow as robustly to handle the infrastructure issues without this unless we raise taxes and that is what we are trying to avoid."
If the General Assembly gives the city of Albany the go ahead, a referendum could be brought up to voters in 2007. The tax allocation districts generally last five to ten years.