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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
from the office of the Georgia Attorney General:
Attorney General Sam Olens released the following statement regarding yesterday's order by Judge Sands:
"We respect the ruling of the district court, and do not intend to appeal.
My office filed a joint complaint with the Federal Trade Administration (FTC) after the FTC voted 5-0 to seek an injunction and provided my office with robust evidence that the merger will reduce competition and raise healthcare prices in Dougherty County.
Through the district court litigation, we were able to highlight our concerns with the acquisition process."
But the Federal Trade Commission sees it differently. The agency released this statement Tuesday-
Statement by FTC Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein on the Phoebe Putney Health System Ruling
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein issued the following statement regarding a U.S. District Court decision yesterday that denied the agency's request for a preliminary injunction barring Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.'s proposed acquisition of competitor Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc.:
"There is abundant evidence – and the defendants do not dispute – that Phoebe Putney's acquisition of Palmyra, its only rival hospital in the Albany, Georgia area, will create a monopoly. This will result in dramatically higher health care costs for citizens of that community. The deal was specifically structured to avoid antitrust enforcement. We will immediately appeal the court's decision that the acquisition is immune from antitrust scrutiny."