Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
December 19, 2006
Albany - Tuesday night, Albany City Commissioners likely will approve alcohol license renewals for next year. This time there are stricter rules in place for restaurants that sell alcohol on Sundays that came about only after a WALB investigation showed the city had no policy to monitor those restaurants.
One manager says the new rules are a piece of cake, while another says the city is just trying to take a piece of her pie.
Hooters is known for a few things--the girls, the wings and the beer. "The weekends, of course, are real big for us," says District Manager John Wilson.
Since Sunday sales of alcohol were first allowed in Albany, they've been bringing in special sporting event packages to draw in customers. But even with those big beer days, like Super bowl Sunday, alcohol only makes up about 30% of total sales for the year. "Weekly we break down the numbers... for food, beer, merchandise and wine sales."
Wilson says they've been keeping very detailed receipts for all sales. He was surprised to know the city only recently developed a plan to keep track. "Everybody needs to pull out their books and be honest about it."
Want a Sunday beer? You can get one at just about any restaurant with an alcohol license, but once they come up for renewal they must prove that 50% of their sales come from something other than alcohol. Otherwise, Wilson says it's not really a restaurant. "If they're over 50%, they're a bar, not a restaurant."
Darlene Slaymaker owns Boxers. She says sure it's a bar, but it's also a very successful restaurant. "We've got the best food in town," she says. But in addition to the food, it's one of the places people go to party. Slaymaker says she's working to make sure the partying doesn't go beyond the limit.
Slaymaker says, "We're right on the border. We're trying to pull facts and figures together and see."
Though she says she'll follow the law, that doesn't mean she agrees with it. "The city has gone through a lot of work and trouble trying to figure out how to make it so only hotels can be open," says Slaymaker. And she's not sure all of that trouble is really worth it. Do you think you can meet the requirement? "I'm not sure it's worth it. If I was not already in business in Albany, Georgia, I would encourage every business not to come to Albany."
While Slaymaker reviews her receipts and sales, she'll have another decision to make: Will Boxers remain open on Sundays?
Darlene Slaymaker says if restaurants and hotels can sell alcohol on Sunday, she believes bars and convenience stores should be allowed to also.