March 6, 2013
In this file photo, a flight navigates away from the gate and onto the runway at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
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Albany officials would have to spend around a half-million dollars to fund the air traffic control tower at the local airport.
The FAA will announce sequester-forced air traffic tower closures Friday after viewing appeals.
Airport officials are busy filing appeals to a decision handed down by the federal government to shutter the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport's tower control center due to sequester-related cuts.