Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Dorothy Hubbard has sat around the city commissioners table, making decisions for Albany since 2005. And now she wants to be mayor. "I love this place. It's home," she said.
Hubbard was born in Americus, but lived and worked in Albany, at ASU. "My passion was working with the young people. I loved and enjoyed my work with them," she said.
At ASU, she was a Director of Admissions and Registrar until retiring in 1999, that's when her political life started. "I have students walk up to me and say, you helped me get in school. You also helped me get a job," she said.
Hubbard has been Ward 2 Commissioner for about five years, and served on several boards in the city. "My husband always says, we give back because we're blessed. The more you give the more you receive," said Hubbard.
If she's elected mayor, fighting crime is at the top of her list. "I'm going to always be looking at crime stats to see where we are. We are going to work toward getting and using the SPLOST funds that were allocated to the police department," said Hubbard.
She's already working on the solution to Albany's high unemployment. "I understand our unemployment is high. But we have to change our way of acting and thinking in order to be ready when the jobs are available," said Hubbard.
Hubbard says her prior political experience, is an addition to what she brings to the table. "I think that's an advantage for me, because I won't have to learn. I already know the players, and what they do in the city," she said.