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 >>
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 >>
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -
With days left in the primary election, a race in Tift County is heating up.
Three republicans are running for the Tift County commission chairman seat. Former commissioner Reverend Frankie Mathis is looking to return to office.
He's running against University of Georgia scientist Stephen Mullis.
They both will have to defeat the incumbent Grady Thompson.
They told us Sunday what they offer to Tift County.
"We need to try to maintain our base on our tax mileage rate," said Rev. Mathis. "We need to make sure we maintain a good budget. We need to try to make sure we incorporate the city and the county into some friendly atmosphere."
"The very first thing I will try to do is repair the broken relationship between the county and the city," Mullis said. "We need a good working relationship with the city government to move Tift County forward for jobs and the economic growth of this community."
"This is the crossroads for south Georgia and everybody is looking at us with a strong view," Thompson said. "We are really actually rocking and rolling. We are doing good. There are no complaints."
They all say Tift County leaders must continue to pursue economic growth including bringing more jobs to the county.