August 31, 2007
Albany -- Qualifying for this fall's municipal elections in Dougherty County is now closed. Four offices are up for re-election, including Albany Mayor and three city commission seats.
Qualifying for Mayor were current Mayor Willie Adams, Councilman Bo Dorough, and Friday, Timothy Coley qualified. Ward one Commissioner Jon Howard will face Jimmy Lee Jones.
Qualifying for the Ward four seat were Roger Marietta and Lou Easter Hardy. Ward six commissioner Tommy Postell qualified for re-election and will face David Williams.
Candidates still have another week to qualify as a write in candidate. Voters will go to the poll November sixth to cast their ballots.
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.