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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's Code Enforcement Director wants the city to shut down a recording studio. He says it's been busted three times in the past five months for illegal alcohol sales, and drugs and a weapon were found inside.
But the owner says he isn't selling alcohol and the drugs weren't his. He says he's being unfairly targeted by the city and shouldn't have to close his doors.
At Brick House Productions, a recording studio in East Albany, 27 different artists record their music. "We're making beats, recording music and doing things pertaining to the music industry," said Daniel Loving, Jr.
But Albany code enforcement director Mike Tilson says there's more than music in the making. He said, "Every time we've been there we've found violations."
He says on three different occasions since February, alcohol has been found for sale, although the owners do not have an alcohol license. He also says illegal drugs and a gun were found during another visit by drug agents, and that's why the city should revoke the occupational tax certificates, better known as business licenses.
Tilson said, "We question exactly what they've been doing because of all this other mountain of evidence that we have of illegal activity."
But Daniel Loving, Jr., who operates the recording studio, says he doesn't sell alcohol here, and that the drugs and gun weren't his. He says if alcohol is here, it's here legally for parties. "Sometimes we do have alcohol at our listening parties that we give away, but that's not illegal."
He'll have to make that case before the commission to show cause why they should allow him to stay in business. But if it's up to Tilson-- "This is not a business we want in Albany." They'll be shut down soon.
The owner of the business is Mr. Loving's wife, Molly. Tuesday, city commissioners voted to order her to appear before the commission at the business meeting July 23rd and show cause why she should not lose her business license.