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Longtime Southwest Georgia print and TV journalist Ed Lightsey dies

Friends confirm Ed Lightsey passed away Thursday

ALBANY — Longtime journalist Ed Lightsey, of Albany, has died, friends have confirmed.

Rachelle Bitterman, an official with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and a friend of Lightsey, said he passed away Thursday.

Lightsey was a senior correspondent for state business magazine Georgia Trend and had written a number of freelance articles in recent years for various magazines, newspapers and other publications, including The Albany Herald.

Prior to that, Lightsey was employed for a number of years at the WALB-TV news department.