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J.D. Sumner named Employee of The Year

Tifton native J.D. Sumner has been with The Albany Herald since 2005.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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J.D. Sumner

J.D. Sumner is government reporter for The Albany Herald. Sumner covers the Albany and Dougherty County governments, as well as the Water, Gas & Light Commission, the Economic Development Commission and the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority. Phone: (229) 434-8748. E-mail: j.d.sumner@albanyherald.com

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Those 'QR code thingys' are cool

Late last year, the Herald began experimenting with a technology that has been emerging in the newspaper business for years.

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Leaking building to cost nearly $400,000 to repair

Commissioners briefly discuss long-term performance bonds after learning of repairs needed at the Arthur Williams Building.

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YMCA offers discount to public employees

Col. John Ostrander has recommended an update to the county contract with the Albany Area Community Service Board.

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Former Herald printer spells out paper's history in 1901 edition

While The Albany Herald is the legal organ of Dougherty County and has been the city's daily paper since 1892, there was previously a paper founded by creator of Albany itself, Nelson Tift.

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March 1894: Herald begins morning editions

In March 1894, the Herald found itself in a position that is currently all too familiar. The newspaper business is a business and when times are tough, sometimes changes have to be made to streamline the organization.



Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com