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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
Dougherty County School Officials talk with new voters about how they'll spend E-SPLOST revenue if voters approve extending the 1-cent sales tax in November.
Darton College's Democrat Independent Republican Team Club held a forum about the tax Thursday.
Many students are first-time voters who have never encountered an E-SPLOST on a ballot.
They learned that while property taxes and state money pay for day to day operations and salaries, sales tax revenue covers building renovations, new classrooms, and new technology for schools.
"Technology funds used to come from a variety of other sources but since SPLOST was approved and the government allowed technology to be purchased with SPLOST money that's your networks and servers and down to classroom computers, that technology, money from other sources has pretty much gone away," said R.D. Harter, Dougherty County Schools Public Information Director.
The E-SPLOST referendum would not create a new tax.
If it passes, It would continue the current tax.
Construction plans at all four high schools are dependant on its approval.
It would generate an estimated 100-million dollars over five years.