Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
August 21, 2002
After losing by just 47 votes, James Bush wants a recount. Bush ran against Jeff Sinyard in the race for Dougherty County Commission Chairman.
A candidate can ask for a recount if he or she loses by less than one percent of the vote. Just a day after the votes were tallied, James Bush delivered a letter to the Dougherty County Election Supervisor. The letter asks for a recount of the nearly 16,000 votes cast for the chairman of the county commission.
"Of course, I would have loved to get 2,000 more votes than my opponent, but that didn't happen. I just want to double check the votes," said Bush.
Bush received 7,940 votes, just 47 less than Sinyard. That breaks down to 50.2% of the vote for Sinyard, and 49.9% for Bush. "I would ask for a recount too, if I were in his shoes. I expected this to happen," said Sinyard.
The Board of Elections plans to hold the recount Friday, August 23th. Sinyard says he doesn't expect the outcome to change. But, Bush says when a race is decided this closely a recount is vital.
"I hope those people who voted for me don't think something went wrong with the ballots. We have a good voting system, but I just want this recount," said Bush.
Whatever the outcome, this race proves every vote does counts. It is rare that the votes are counted incorrectly and the race's outcome is reversed.