By Karen Cohilas - bio | emailJanuary 6, 2009
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The crosses at the center of controversy in Albany, have come down.
Businessman Peter Studl, who owns the Exchange building at the corner of Washington and Broad Avenue in Downtown, removed the crosses Tuesday morning.
He says he took the crosses down because Christmas is over, and he has other plans for the roof of that building.
Studl was cited last month by the city, because code enforcement officers say the crosses violated the sign ordinance and posed a safety hazard.
There still may be a legal challenge on the horizon. Albany's city manager is considering whether he'll still require Studl to appear in Municipal court, but hasn't made a decision yet.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.