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 >>
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 >>
March 26, 2008
Pearson - Unlawful spending and money kept off the books. Those were some of the findings of an audit of the Solid Waste Authority of Atkinson County.
And the auditors blame it on poor leadership at the Solid Waste Management Authority. This is just part of a audit of the county books in Atkinson County released to the Atkinson County Commission.
Newly elected Commission Chairman Linda Tanner looked over the audit and says she definitely sees a problem. "Personally, I think there's a problem with management," Tanner says. "If definitely effects our bottom line and now we have issues we have to get beyond."
She's talking about the major issues uncovered by the audit into the Solid Waste Management Authority. Most of those stemming from poor leadership.
The audit found the authority did not meet Georgia law requiring all construction contracts be recorded in writing and available for public viewing.
It says the authority paid Christmas and performance bonuses in cash and left off the books.
It claims residential accounts were not properly managed. So much so that 95% were over 120 days past due.
It said customer accounts were not accurately recorded either.
And finally, it found invoices had not been properly documented.
But the audit also stated that the authority was hundreds of thousands of dollars over budget.
The commissioners went behind closed doors to discuss legal and personnel issues brought up in the audit. Determining if people may be fired, what disciplinary actions to take and new measures to put in place will require more time.
"This is the first time we've seen this audit today. All of us. We have to go home, study those issues, make notes and think about how we address this and go forward. We will have another meeting to dot hat in the very near future," Tanner says.
And they still need to hear part two of the audit. County spending was also audited. Those findings will be revealed Thursday and could put more county leaders in hot water.
The audit was a review of records and spending from July one 2006 to June 30th of 2007.