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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 >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
February 20, 2008
Albany -- There's a petition going around to repeal the ban on retail alcohol sales on Sunday. Nearly 20,000 people have signed it so far.
Georgia is one of only three states that doesn't allow for the alcohol sales in stores on Sundays. Those who want Sunday sales say it would benefit the state by raising tax revenue, but an Albany liquor store owner disagrees. He likes things just as they are.
Whether you consider a daily drink your medicine, or think of it as a poison, you can get it at Warehouse Package Store in Albany six days a week. Will that soon be expanded?
"I don't think this year there will be a change because it is an election year," said Louis Bernard of Warehouse Liquors.
And Bernard doesn't think there needs to be a change. "I think six days is enough and for that fact, I think we should keep things just like they are."
He says if legislators repeal the Sunday alcohol sales petition, he will open not out of desire, but out of necessity. "If you've got other competitors that are open, the public would demand that we would open and I think we would have to."
And that's something he doesn't want for his employees. "We would not like to see it because it's one day that my employees can get a day with their families, on Sunday, and we really would not like to open on Sunday."
Some supporters say Sunday sales would increase tax revenue, but Bernard disagrees, and thinks it could even cost him more money to operate. "From our standpoint, I don't think it would be any more profitable to be open on Sunday vs. being closed on Sunday. I don't think the difference in sales would offset the extra expense of opening on Sunday."
But it's something he probably won't have to consider for a while anyway. Even if legislators take up the issue at this legislative session, it wouldn't be a done deal. Each county would hold referenda to determine what the voters want to do.