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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
November 27, 2007
Albany - The city of Albany will vote Tuesday night on whether to spend tens of thousands of dollars on yet another study. They're thinking about hiring someone to study city salaries. The purpose is to make sure workers are being paid fairly compared to workers in other cities. But it will cost more than a hundred thousand dollars to evaluate all city and Water, gas and light employee positions.
How much should you get paid? It's not an arbitrary figure pulled out of thin air. Typically it's based on what folks in similar jobs make. That's why the city of Albany is taking a new look at its pay and job classification structure. City Manager Alfred Lott said, "To see if we are actually paying our folks the right amount of money and so we can attract people and if our pay and classifications are comparative and competitive with other people and other cities in particular."
Not only to attract qualified people to work within the city, but to keep the good employees that are already in place. Lott said, "We don't want to lose those people to other folks because our pay has become non-competitive or our benefits are non-comparative and we don't know it."
The city plans to hire the Archer Company for around $78,000. But the Water, Gas and Light Commission will join in the study bringing the price in at over $100,000.
Lott says the cost is the price of doing business and will pay off in having the right people in the right jobs at the right pay. He said, "We will gain from that by being able to attract competent, qualified employees and retain them."
City commissioners vote on hiring the Archer Company tonight. If okayed, the study will take several months to complete. The county is paying $47,000 to have a similar pay study done.