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The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
August 16, 2007
Albany -- Albany Mayor Willie Adams will seek reelection, and made the announcement Friday.
Adams says during his first term he helped improve the city's finances and develop a five-year strategic plan, which he hopes to help put into place.
The past three and a half years are ones Mayor Willie Adams says he'll never forget. "Those years have been the most rewarding years of my lifetime. I have not regretted one moment," he says.
So it was no surprise to hear that he wants to continue serving as Mayor of Albany. "I plan to seek reelection in the upcoming Mayoral race." he told a crowd of supporters, who cheered the announcement.
Adams says during his term, the commission balanced four budgets, improved the bond rating, increased the reserve funds from almost nothing to more than $10 Million and developed a five year strategic plan.
"Albany is a city on the move," Adams said. "You have to have a road map in order to tell where you're going, so now we have some direction as to where we want to go."
And he wants to be the one leading the way. But he's got some competition. Ward 4 Commissioner Bo Dorough also announced he's running for mayor, and Roger Marietta has announced he's running for Dorough's seat.
"I certainly think everybody has a right, that's the American way. They have the right to run for office and that's what makes America so exciting," said Ward 6 commissioner Tommie Postell. He says the past few years have been exciting for him, serving along Adams, and he hopes to continue serving with his friend. "As of now, I am highly in favor of seeking the office again."
Ward 1 Commissioner Jon Howard hasn't made an announcement, but is also likely to run for re-election to the commission. "We want to support him because he has the city at heart," said one supporter.
With support from family and friends, Adams thinks he can make a go of leading the commission once again.
"if it's not broke, don't try to fix it. Let's keep it. Let's reelect Mayor Willie Adams," said Pastor Victor Powell of Rhema Word International Ministries.
"I'm proud to be part of the team, and I'm offering to continue to serve," said the mayor.
If, of course, those people he serves offer him the job once again.
Another potential challenger for Mayor Adams is Carol Fullerton, director of the Lily Pad, a new rape trauma and child abuse center in Albany.
She also serves as a commissioner on the Water, Gas & Light board and previously served on the city commission. Fullerton says she is considering a mayoral run.