Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – There will be no Saturday voting in Dougherty County, at least for now.
The Board of Elections voted 4 to 1 at a special call meeting late today.
It would have cost the county about $1,200 dollars to open a polling location downtown for four hours one Saturday.
Most board members say voters already have plenty of opportunities to cast a ballot.
"We felt like there were a lot of options, I'm not against Saturday Voting per say, they're just 6 of 159 counties that do that, I didn't feel we needed to do that," said Alan Pendleton, Board of Elections Chair.
"It would have been a good message for the board to send a message to the voters that we're serious and will do everything we can to bring you out, and if giving you a Saturday would make a difference, we want to see it," Constance Burkes, Dougherty Co. Democratic Committee Chair.
The Democratic Party may file a challenge to try to force the county to allow voting one Saturday because early voting will only be available for 44-days.
But Elections officials say that's not correct. Absentee ballots will be available for a full 45 day window which complies with state law.