Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
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 >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
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 >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
October 14, 2002
Albany - The consolidation of the city and county governments won't happen in Dougherty County without a study into the pros and cons. Dougherty County leaders want an unbiased look into unifying the city and county governments, an issue first brought up nearly 3 decades ago.
Talk about consolidation raised important questions with county commissioners on Monday. Only 3 Georgia counties have a unified city-county government. Commissioner swant to see if consolidation would save time and money here in Albany.
The phone rings at the Planning and Development Department. The secretary answers, but doesn't say Albany Planning and Development or Dougherty County. That's because the department was consolidated more than 20 years ago.
"We handle both city and county work," said Planning and Development Director Tracy Hester. "The tax and tag, purchasing, and several other departments are unified as well."
County Attorney Spencer Lee says its impossible to be for or against consolidation without hearing all the facts. "We need a study to see if consolidation will save money, or if it's necessary at all," said Lee.
Consolidation must first be approved by the general assembly and then by you the voters. "A referendum must be approved by city and county voters," said Lee. But, it could take years before you see this issue on the ballot.
On Tuesday, city commissioners plan to vote on a resolution asking the general assembly to advice them on consolidation. However, county commissioners say they won't take the issue to legislators until after a study is completed.