June 4, 2007
Albany -- District Attorney Ken Hodges says he won't ask for two additional positions to be staffed by the county, since they helped his office out last year.
Three positions were funded by the county commission last year for a felony child prosecution unit, after Open Arms had to drop a contract to pay for the positions because of financial troubles.
Hodges had asked commissioners for three additional positions, two secretaries and an investigator, because the juvenile court caseload has grown tremendously in the past few years.
County Administrator Richard Crowdis instead recommended only one position be funded, and Hodges agreed since commissioners are continuing to pay for the unit.
Fulfilling student needs was the focus of a community meeting with Dougherty County School officials Tuesday.
Jimmy Carter was among those raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Americus-Sumter County Tuesday.
An electrical blackout during South Georgia's high temperatures created some concern at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society Tuesday.
Albany city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle to allow the building of a Captain D's restaurant.
Albany city commissioners voted unanimously to roll back the millage rate.