Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The jobs of some Sumter County school bus drivers are in limbo.
Thursday night the school board adopted money-saving recommendations that call for a reduction in staff, but the details aren't worked out yet.
All 8 board members in attendance voted to restructure the Transportation Department to save up to $500,000 by cutting fuel costs, salaries, and fleet insurance.
A transportation consultant conducted an audit and suggested changes to make the operation more efficient.
The recommendations include a tier transportation system where students of the same age ride together, changing the current bell time at the middle school, and downsizing transportation department staff.
Board members say it's a tough decision, but one that has to be made.
"We are cutting everywhere we can to come in line with our budget just like with any school system changes have to be made," said Edith Ann Green, Board Chair.
The superintendent must now decide where to cut staff and how to implement the changes.
A week and a half ago, 20 bus drivers staged a one-day walkout to protest the potential job cuts.
One of those drivers spoke against the plan Thursday night.
The system has 62 bus drivers. The board chair said they'll work to find other jobs in the system for those who are cut.
The consultant said the changes could also reduce the need for new buses, saving another $1.7 million.
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