Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
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 >>
The Georgia Legislature is considering sweeping changes on how the state taxes its citizens and its businesses.
The tax impacting everyone would be the first sales tax on food since the state eliminated it 16 years ago. That new 4% sales tax on food would, some say, be off-set by the proposed decrease in the personal state income tax from the current 6%... to 3%.
While all the numbers being tossed around sounds like a big shell game -- well, it might just be. Georgians would also see taxes at almost every turn -- on haircuts, oil changes and a doubling of the state tax on cigarettes... as well as imposing new taxes on the purchase of items off the Internet. Businesses would get several tax breaks to encourage hiring and to fuel a healthier state economy.
We think that prudent managing of the tax code is smart... but only if it doesn't hit the millions of low and middle-income taxpayers at a time when they just don't need it. If it shifts a lot of the burden from business and industry... to individual taxpayers... we think that's just unfair.
The overall plan is currently being reviewed for changes and it'll go before the full General Assembly for a vote. Call your state legislators and tell them what you think.