Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
March 30, 2007
The city now says it wants a contract with Albany Tomorrow, called ATI. They most certainly do not.
The city commission is going thru the motions of a contract that can not be fulfilled as it is written.
An example is ATI must develop nine new businesses downtown each year. Then they will not approve an entertainment district for bars and restaurants, so key to growth of our convention business. Totally Ridiculous!
If this is such a good idea, why didn't we hire the new Civic Center director with the same contract? Nine new major events each year, or you're fired?
How about a new City Commissioner contract, nine new businesses in East Albany or South Albany, or you will be replaced?
No qualified candidate will apply for the job as Downtown Manager with only a quarterly contract.
Commissioners have such a short memory about the successful projects completed by ATI:
The Flint River Center, The DHR building, The Riverfront Recourse center, The Law Enforcement Center, River Front Park, The Hotel Conference Center, Central Square Office, the residences at Ashley Riverside, The First Tee Golf complex...
And the many soon to be completed projects:
The Albany Civil Rights Museum, Thronateeska Science Discovery center, The Bridge House Welcome Center, Ray Charles Plaza, The north Trails system, and the Chehaw Connector.
Are we even having this discussion?
The last time your government built a building downtown, it was the Federal Courthouse, do we remember that, after countless problems and delays, it was finished 3 ½ years late, and just ask anyone how works there, how poorly handled the entire project was...
It should be Businessmen and business sense driving this city, not politicians...