Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Nearly 60 people applied for the top job in the city of Albany. The opening for the city manager's position closed Friday.
Now the consultant hired by the city will review resumes and pick out about a dozen candidates they think are qualified to run the city.
In a word, the Mayor says the city needs a Magician, and one that's focused on making sure infrastructure in Albany is brought up to and kept in top shape.
Mayor Willie Adams says the next city manager's top priority should be clear. "Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. That should be it because it's going to be hard for Atlanta to absorb any other growth in the state and people are going to be looking at South Georgia and Southwest Georgia and Albany sticks out like a Cinderella."
He says getting our roads, storm drains and sewers in order is what will keep Albany on the radar for more economic development opportunities. "It's not a beautiful thing," said Adams. "It's nothing that you walk by and see like the Ray Charles plaza, but it's all underground, but the underground has to be fixed in order to support growth."
As for the infrastructure of city government, Adams says it's in good shape. "There's a time and place for the type person you need and I would be less than honest if I wouldn't say at this point that when Al Lott came along, Al Lott is exactly what we needed at that time."
He says Lott brought accountability and discipline and put the right people in charge, replacing 13 of 15 department heads. "If we get a good, intelligent city manager, he or she is going to be blessed because I think the ship has navigated the turbulent waters and the seas are pretty much smooth right now."
Smooth sailing into the next era of city government.
Background checks will be performed on approximately the top 12 candidates. The top candidates from that group will then be recommended to the city commission and they'll pull from that list of people they want to interview.
The starting salary for the new city manager will be between $120,000 and $170,000.
Right now, interviews are scheduled for the first week of April with a selection made soon thereafter.
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