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 >>
November 20, 2007
Thomasville-- When the county commission approved a rezoning request for nearly 600 acres of land to put in a new subdivision, they realized it was beginning to get out of hand. "The commission was approving subdivisions at just about every meeting and they just felt like they needed to take a breather. Slow things down a little bit," District 7 Thomas County Commissioner Claud Davis says.
At the same meeting the commission passed the moratorium on subdivision development in unincorporated Thomas County. "They passed the moratorium 6 months ago. They anticipated a need for an extension and said so at that time," the commissioner says.
Commissioners say with the housing market in a slump, requests for new subdivisions would have likely slowed or stopped anyway. "New construction is down right now. And that's primarily a function of the economy," says Davis. Commissioners say the pause in any additional growth will give them time to write ordinances to support the comprehensive plan, without hurting the county.
"There are already plenty of approved subdivision lots out there on the market. They're just waiting for someone to buy them and build a house on them," explains Davis. So by March, with high hopes the housing market will be in better shape, builders will be back in business.
The county and city comprehensive plan is due to regional and state agencies by mid-2008.