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 >>
ALBANY, GA -
The Albany 911 center is getting a complete make-over and city leaders took the next step in moving forward in the renovation process.
Tuesday, commissioners tentatively approved the second of a three part improvement project for the center. The entire project is funded by SPLOST six money. It will cost just under a million dollars for the second part, which will be the most noticeable.
"The bottom line, it makes our job more efficient. We're able to receive the information and get it out to the appropriate agency much quicker," said Chief James Carswell with the Albany Fire Department.
"The part they voted on Tuesday will be the most visual part of the center change, meaning that what you see when you walk in there will be totally gone and a new version of that will come in. It's not only designed to be more efficient, it gives us better capabilities as far as the supervisor being able to monitor all the positions."
Carswell says the changes will also make it a more comfortable environment for the operator. Commissioners will have a final vote on the project during Tuesday's meeting.
The third phase is software enhancement. The entire project is expected to be completed in about 12 months.