Albany city leaders have unanimously approved more than $89,000 to develop more low-moderate income housing.
Tuesday, the Home Investment Partnership Program funds carried over from 2013 was allocated to help R&M Market Place acquire and renovate two single family homes.
Shelena Hawkins, the Interim Director of the Community and Economic Development Council, said developing the two properties at 2407 Doncaster and 413 Corn Avenue is essential for the city.
Commissioners also unanimously approved $351,250 for a storage facility for the Albany Fire Department.
Fire Chief James Carswell said the department currently houses equipment in the city's 11 stations, which spread over 324 miles throughout the city and county.
He said a facility will centralize equipment, and make it easier for emergency staff to access it quickly as needed.
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Valdosta Police responded to a burglary call Sunday morning about 8:30. They saw that someone had broken a window trying to get into the church in the 800 block of West Magnolia Street.
The university recently appointed Dorene Medlin as Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence.
Mechanic Tom Gieryic said many people think battery issues arise from cold, frigid weather, but the summer heat can also drain a car battery.
Albany State University officials are focusing on boosting enrollment numbers by recruiting local students.
‘Hurricane Hoedown’ to help families and first responders affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Albany Utilities is opening a centralized call center, and more.