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Former felon Don Buie is a felon once again.

By   /  December 25, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Albany’s downtown manager, who was fired this summer shortly after being hailed by City Manager Alfred Lott as being capable of managing $6 million in city redevelopment funds, pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine felony corruption charges. As a Dougherty Superior Court jury deliberated the case after telling Judge Denise Marshall it was deadlocked, Buie [...]

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With Buie gone, let’s tackle more corrupt officials

By   /  December 25, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Give me a downtown director, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott insisted in 2007, and then you can hold me accountable for what happens downtown. But until you do that, I’m not responsible, Lott said convincingly. Assistant City Manager James Taylor passionately sang the same song to downtown stakeholders, who pleaded otherwise. The stakeholders lost. [...]

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Anchor in a storm

By   /  December 25, 2009  /  KK Snyder  /   Comments

Tweet Going home at the end of the day, knowing you’ve made a positive impact in the lives of others, is a very satisfying feeling. Kenny Phillips, executive director of The Anchorage, an Albany residential drug and alcohol rehab program for men, finds satisfaction in knowing the work he and others do at the facility [...]

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