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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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) - Dougherty County Commissioners are considering an ordinance that will allow development in Floodways, the most dangerous part of flood zones.
It's a business friendly move that appeals to developers with land in floodways. They would have to follow strict guidelines to make sure the development and people up and down river won't be put in danger.
Living on a waterfront is appealing to a lot of people. That's why the owner of Marsh Landing has been trying to expand his apartment complex. But the property presents some flood risks, especially since the area for expansion is in a flood way, but an ordinance being considered by the county would allow development here.
"while we still discourage it," said Planning Director Howard Brown. "There's a process that they go through now to do that, it's called No Rise Certification process."
The development would still be required to be built three feed above base flood elevation, and the no rise certification would keep the development from causing problems for others nearby.
"It just really allows for the free flow of water to ensure the structure that's going to be placed there does not prevent the free flow of water," said Brown.
Georgia Emergency management and Federal Emergency Management have both looked at the ordinance changes and are comfortable with the changes, but public hearings will still be held before the changes are adopted.
County officials say the change to the ordinance will not adversely impact flood insurance rates.