Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
BOSTON, GA (WALB) -
While municipalities across the state continue the Sunday alcohol debate, restaurants in one south Georgia town can now serve it during the week.
With a vote of 105 to 92, the city of Boston voted yes to allow the sale of distilled spirits Monday through Saturday.
Business owners in Downtown Boston say restaurant alcohol sales were a long time coming.
"Being a local business owner I think it's a great thing. I think that it can definitely promote downtown business development and you know bring people from the outside in," said Salon Owner Ashley Prevatt.
While package stores in Boston were already allowed to sell beer and wine, restaurants were not.
"If it will help the economy than I'm all for it and the citizens of Boston decided they want it and I work for the citizens of Boston so that's what we're going to do," said Boston Police Chief Ferrell Howell.
Chief Howell says he thinks the new law will do more good than bad, but does have a warning for drivers.
"Know that it only takes a couple of drinks to be legally drunk in the state of Georgia and if you get behind the wheel, drunk, in Georgia, and in the city of Boston, you're going to go to jail if we catch you."
We spoke with one man off camera who says he voted no in the referendum and when asked why he said he thinks it would raise the crime rate.
"I can see where someone would be against it. We live in a small town here. People don't really like a lot of change. Especially something like liquor being brought into the town," said Prevatt.
Local residents say this new law could actually help curb drinking and driving. "I think keeping it local could be a good way for people in the town to walk to the corner pub," said Prevatt.
Chief Howell says while the new ordinance could help the local economy, it will be a while before each eligible business can acquire the proper licensing.
Other notable election night results in Thomas County include Mark Mitchell defeating Andrew Pope for state court judge and Wiley Grady edging out Gene Price for County Commission District Six.