Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
An Albany city commissioner now wants the commission to discuss allowing stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.
The Governor signed a bill that allows local governments to put the issue to the voters. Commissioner Bob Langstaff sent an email Thursday requesting the item be placed on the work session agenda next week.
That item came in too late and won't be on Tuesday's agenda. Mayor Pro Tem Roger Marietta Friday said while he doesn't necessarily agree with Sunday sales, he'd be willing to let voters decide.
"I think it is a good idea to let the voters decide. I've been thinking about how we should frame it and I would prefer if we're going to let the voters decide we ought to frame it just beer and wine," Marietta said.
Marietta says he's also interested in looking at the city's alcohol ordinance in general to see if changes need to be made.
Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson told us there is some urgency if commissioners hope to get the issue on the ballot this fall.
Copyright 2011 WALB. All rights reserved. Feedback