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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 >>
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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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Jim Quinn is running for mayor of Leesburg, and his wife Tricia is running for Lee County Tax Commissioner.
Jim Quinn has served on the Leesburg city council for 15 years and wants to continue that service, at the head of the table as mayor. "I embrace change. I think it's time for changes and I want to see the city grow and prosper," he said.
And he's not the only person in the Quinn household willing to make a change. "One of the fist times we went out on a date, she said she didn't do politics and didn't want to talk politics."
Now, his wife Tricia has jumped in head first. She too is running for public office as Lee County Tax Commissioner. "One of the fastest growing counties in the state of Georgia ought to be able to keep up with the technology," she said.
Utilizing credit cards for payment and even that new fangled thing called the Internet. "I'd like to see people go online and make their payments online," said Quinn. "Purchase your car tag online, pay your property taxes online. You can do it all over the state of Georgia, why should Lee County be any different?"
Jim Quinn wants to bring the city up to date as well. "We need some more amenities," he said. "We need more businesses to help the city grow."
So what's it like with two people under the same roof running for office? "Utter Chaos."
The good news is they have two of the best campaigners money can't buy.
"My kids are quick to say, 'vote for mommy' or 'vote for daddy'."
But if the Quinns have it their way. Both of them will be in office soon.
The Quinns weren't planning to run at the same time. Jim Quinn planned to run only after long time Mayor Bob Boney stepped down.
After Boney's death in December, a special election was set for next month.