Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -
Convenient stores like Flash Foods on East Franklin Street or even places like CVS and Walgreens in Sylvester say they could soon see more business on Sundays.
It's all thanks to a decision made by city leaders back in January to put a Sunday Sales referendum on the ballot.
Registered voters will have all day Tuesday to make it to the polls and check yes or no to allow stores who normally sell beer and wine in the city limits the option of selling it on Sundays between noon and 11 o'clock at night.
If passed city leaders say they would start allowing stores to sell as early as July.
Those in favor say the option would bring more business to Sylvester - saying more sales tax would generates more money for the city.
But opponents disagree for religious reasons - saying there are already six days a week when alcohol is available to purchase.
This is the only thing on the ballot. Polls will be opening at 7 and remain open until 7 o'clock Tuesday night.
Voters are asked to go to the Henry Hall Woolard Center to cast your ballot. This is the only precinct that will be open today.