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 >>
January 2, 2007
Albany -- Albany City Commissioners say they don't want years of research to go to waste by dismissing the possibility of consolidation. They plan to continue their research and hope one day to bring the proposed charter for a consolidated Government to the voters.
Twice a month the Albany City Commission meets to work on issues that effect citizens. now there will be a new item on every agenda: the proposed consolidation charter.
Commissioner Bob Langstaff says, "I think the way to do it is break the charter down into bite size chunks so people can read a small amount and come to a work session and be prepared to ask questions about it and express views from their constituents."
The county already voted on the charter, but didn't vote to pass or kill it. Now the city wants to take time getting to know just what's in the charter, and change anything that wouldn't be beneficial.
Commissioner Jon Howard says, "What we hope to do is have a better understanding of the charter."
Commissioner Morris Gurr adds, "Our process right now is not about consolidation. It's about continuing the process with the charter to get it to the next stage which would hopefully get it to the General Assembly for their approval."
And make sure it's not a waste of time bringing the current charter to voters. Langstaff says, "Even if we pass it on the voters, if we don't have buy in from the city and county leaders it's not going to go anywhere anyway. I don't want to send it to the voters and have it fail. If we're going to send it, we need to give it every chance it's got."
There are only four departments in Albany and Dougherty County that aren't utilized by both Governments-- Human resources, finance, police and public works. But there are lots of issues that would come about with the new government.
Some that have already come out are concerns over districts, non-partisan elections and the salary for commissioners.
Commissioners will break the charter down by sections and discuss each at the end of every work session, until they have worked through it, and made changes they feel are necessary.
They hope the county commission will do the same and that both bodies will pass the charter along to the General Assembly for the 2008 session.