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 >>
March 1, 2007
Albany -- State Transportation leaders are considering a one cent statewide sales tax for 10 years that could generate $22 billion for statewide road projects.
Right now, the list of projects would include toll roads and highway improvements in Atlanta and paving more than 10,000 miles of dirt roads. The revenue would also pay for improvements to bridges, local roads, sidewalks, and bike paths.
Many people we talked with support the proposal. "I think that the state legislature often asked for the money, but we don't necessarily see the road being improved or the roads being added in, so if they're going to stick behind what they're saying then yes, it would be good," said Kristi Luther.
"I think it's a good idea we need a lot of road repair, we got a lot of roads around here that need repairing," said Philip Hunt.
"There are a lot of bad roads that I've passed through living in Albany and in for instance in Georgia period, but I think it's a good idea," Glenda Davis said.
The plan is under review right now. The General Assembly could vote on it as early as 2008. Then it would be put on a statewide referendum.