Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
November 6, 2007
Albany - - It was a good night for incumbents on the Albany City Commission.
Veteran Ward 1 Commissioner Jon Howard easily won another four year term to serve East Albany. He easily beat Jimmy Jones.
Commissioner Howard awaited the results Tuesday night at the City Government Building. Supporters cheered him on as those final numbers came in. Howard says he's thankful for the people who live in his ward.
"I'm so appreciative of what they have done for me. We have developed a relationship, not as an elected official but as a family and bond and I'll continue to work for the betterment of East Albany," Howard said.
Howard will now serve a sixth term on the commission.
Darton College political science professor Roger Marietta won the Ward 4 race. He beat Lou Easter Hardy.
Marietta's supporters cheered him on at the Corner Café on Dawson Road. Marietta will be the only new face on the city commission next year.
He says he'll bring fresh ideas to make sure Ward 4 continues to move in the right direction.
"It really was relief. I'm so tired. I couldn't sleep last night. My stomach was in knots the last couple of days. I'm just relieved its over and I'm happy we won and ran a clean campaign with no negativity and all of that," he said.
Marietta will replace Bo Dorough who ran unsuccessfully for mayor.
Albany's Ward 6 will keep its commissioner. Tommie Postell beat David Williams to retain his seat. He celebrated with friends and family at his campaign headquarters.
Postell says it's been a long process, but he's pleased with the final results. He personally thanked all the volunteers who helped him campaign over the past four months.
"Everybody was very cooperative who worked with me. Without the efforts of those persons who helped me I probably would not have made it and I appreciate their energies and their help," Postell said.
This is the second time Postell defeated Williams. He knocked Williams off the city commission four years ago.