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 >>
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -
The polls are now closed in Sylvester for folks voting on a referendum to allow alcohol sales on Sunday. It's a hot topic, but turnout was low on Tuesday in Sylvester as voters decide on a referendum that would allow stores to sell beer and wine on Sundays.
Precinct one manager Darlene Walters says confusion about the voting location could be to blame especially since early voting was held at the Worth County Courthouse."There has been some confusion because earlier it said go to your precinct, but city voting has always been held here at the Henry Woolard Hall. We still have some people that go to the courthouse and they're redirected to the correct voting location," said Walters.
Some people oppose the referendum for religious reasons while others feel Sunday sales would simply bring more revenue to town. "I think selling alcohol on Sunday, will do a little something for the economy around here," said one voter.
Sylvester wouldn't be the first to approve of alcohol sales on Sunday. "They did it in Ashburn, people down here wouldn't have to go way to Ashburn to get alcohol on Sundays, by them doing it down in Sylvester, people from other counties could come get it from our town and bring more money into our economy," said a voter that supports the proposal.
Despite the enthusiasm of some, only about 96 people came out to vote early and around noon on Tuesday not even 30 voters had arrived at the polls."I'd seen last week where only a few people had voted in the early voting, that's when I decided that I needed to vote today," said voter Allen Grimsley.
While the mixed feelings on the referendum may remain and number of voters may be slim, soon a decision will be revealed.