Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
July 3, 2007
Albany--The fate of the Albany Riverquarium still hangs in the balance. City Commissioners won't commit to giving the facility the money it needs to remain open. The Riverquarium says it will close within 30 days unless the city gives them $600 thousand dollars.
As the Riverquarium struggles to survive, Albany city leaders struggle to come to its rescue. Yet one thing is clear.
"There is no doubt that we want to support the Riverquarium. I think there's going to be some effort to assist them," says Mayor Willie Adams.
Until the city examines the Riverquarium's spending, Mayor Adams isn't sure how much money the city can afford to give to the downtown attraction.
"They're looking at the Riverquarium's books and whether or not business is being done properly," says Adams.
"We're taking a close look at the financial records and will do a financial analysis of the operating situation that exists at the Riverquarium," says Alfred Lott.
City Manager Alfred Lott is also looking at other possibilities that would help attract more people to the Riverquarium.
"We're looking for a way or ways that the Riverquarium can provide services to the city in the form of recreational services," says Lott.
City Commissioner Tommy Postell says the city will likely have to dip into its reserves to come to the Riverquarium's rescue.
"I think it would have to be a reserve action taken, if it's legal. The reserve is there with approximately 11 million dollars available," says Postell.
Dougherty County commissioners won't commit any money before September when they can look at the tax digest.
The mayor says if the city pitches in to save the Riverquarium, so should the county.
"It would look awkward if the city came to the rescue and the county did not come to the table," says Adams.
And he remains positive that the city will do everything it can to make sure the doors to the Riverquarium stay open for good.
"It certainly makes good business sense. If you got $30 million already invested, we cannot afford to not come to the table," says Adams.
Otherwise, that 30 million already spent on the Riverquarium will go down the drain.
In two weeks, city manager Alfred Lott hopes to have a better idea of just how much the city will be able to afford to give the Riverquarium. Since its shortfall, the Riverquarium has already had to eliminate positions and reduce programs.