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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
The latest buzz in government is the proposal of our debt ceiling, or the legal limit of debt spending for the United States. It works a lot like a credit card.
According to Congressman Sanford Bishop this amount is above the mandated limit threatening the economic balance of the government.
"It's like a credit limit on a credit card, right now the country has $14.3 trillion in debt. In order for us pay our obligations and to pay our bills, we need a debt limit"
Bishop and other supporters in congress feel it's necessary to raise the limit to allow the U.S. to support the economy. They believe it will allow the government to continue functioning.
"We have to find a framework towards reducing spending balancing our budget, and producing as stronger economy", says Bishop.
Bishop claims that if the ceiling isn't raised it could be catastrophic for our country. "You can expect mortgage payments to go up doer some families as much as $1000 you can expect the cost of food to increase".
Opponents say cutting away from the budget is more productive.
Supporters also believe if the ceiling isn't raised there will be many side affects including job losses.
"If we are not in a position to pay our debts it means more people will lose their jobs"
Bishop says if the US defaults on its debts, funding would dry up for benefits like social security and medicare.