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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
There was tension at Tuesday's Albany City Commission meeting as Yaz Johnson lobbied for a memorial for his father.
The late Johnnie Johnson sued the city of Albany back in 1972 and won equal wages for black city employees.
Johnson says he's been fighting for a memorial for almost 10 years.
"It's been a long fought battle. I've had a lot of patience waiting on something to happen," said Johnson.
Johnson wants the new Broad Avenue Bridge to be named after his father.
City Commissioner Chris Pike suggested another idea that didn't sit well with Johnson.
Pike suggested to give the late Johnson a memorial at the water fountain in front of the government center, but the son says that isn't enough.
"He did something big that changed the entire city of Albany so a water fountain would be little. It would belittle his change," said Johnson.
Pike said he supports a memorial but not at the expense of taxpayers.
"We want to do something that is appropriate. We want to do something that is reasonable, but I'm not going to support anything that's going to cost the tax payers a ton of money to do it," said Commissioner Pike
Commissioner Pike says he will meet with Johnson for further discussion.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but we're told the new Broad Avenue Bridge may to be dedicated in honor of war veterans here in Southwest Georgia.
Commissioner Pike says he will talk to Johnson and hopes the two sides can come to a compromise.