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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
January 11, 2007
Albany -- Last week the City of Albany's commission decided to continue the study of the charter of the proposed city/county consolidation. This is a good move.
It appears they want to be ready to vote on the matter, when one of the three County Commissioners, Hayes, Stone, & Searles, comes to his senses and allows the process move forward.
Three years ago, 20 private citizens were appointed to a study commission to determine if Albany and Dougherty County should join the other three large municipalities in Georgia who had the foresight to look down the road at what would benefit their own communities and consolidated their governments.
For the last year, the charter commission labored to provide a workable charter defining what our new consolidated government would look like. We applaud their diligent efforts.
Together both groups provided eleven opportunities, for the public to make comments and offer suggestions at well advertised forums. There was certainly no groundswell support to kill this process.
We applaud the respect that Commissioners Sinyard, Hudgins, and Lingle showed toward our community by voting to move the process forward. Each commissioner, whether they agree or not with the concept of consolidating our two governments, understands that the voters in Albany and Dougherty County deserve and have been guaranteed the right to determine how they should be governed.
But then the vote of these three arrogant Commissioners' Hayes, Stone, & Searles, completely dismissed all their efforts. Each commissioner attempted to give an explanation for their vote to the media. One even said that you the voters, are not bright enough to understand the complexities of the charter issue.
Let's remind them that we have had one City Commissioner sent to prison and one County Commissioner has just pled guilty to theft by taking. If the voters are wise enough to keep themselves out of prison, they are wise enough to vote on consolidation.