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Local Government 101: A clearer understanding

Albany, Dougherty County, Dougherty School Board separate taxing entities

The Albany Herald takes a look at basic rules and differences governing the city and county.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to host state of the community luncheon

Chamber brings together business and community leaders for discussion

As part of its continuing effort to bring together important members of Albany and Dougherty County’s civic and business leadership, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will soon host its annual State of the Community luncheon.

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Albany vendors see long lines for tax holiday | PHOTO GALLERY

Statewide tax exemption applies on school-related items

The Georgia sales tax holiday brought out bargain-conscious shoppers on Friday and Saturday.

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EDC board members named for Fiscal Year 2016

Albany, Dougherty County, Albany Area Chamber select EDC reps

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission representatives and officers are named for FY 2016.

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Lee preparing an ordinance to allow food trucks

Commisison also revises alcoholic beverage hearing process

“Food trucks have become quite popular all over the country,” said Commissioner Billy Mathis. “I’d like the staff to research the matter, find a good ordinance and bring our ordinances up to date.”

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Albany City Commission OKs downtown redevelopment funding plan

Up to $5 million in Job-Enhancement Funds may be used for development of inner city

Albany city commissioners OK a plan to use Job-Enhancement Funds to spur downtown redevelopment.

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EDC report shows significant growth

Economic figures in Dougherty County significant: $225 million, 345 jobs

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission figures offer significant answer to “What have you done for me lately?”

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Ewell Lyle calls out fellow Dougherty commissioner over Walmart flap

Dougherty Commissioner questions negative comments about local businesses

A Dougherty County commissioner calls out one of his colleagues about comments criticizing a local Walmart outlet.

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Georgia Pecans may soon rival almonds and pistachios in public profile

Georgia Pecan Commission meeting to discuss potential federal marketing order

Consumers across the country may soon be hearing about pecans the way they do about pistachios, beef and milk, as the American pecan industry looks to have its own federal marketing order (FMO) that could greatly boost the commodity’s profile.

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Wal-Mart officials delay meeting with Dougherty County Commission

Retailer draws criticism over manager's refusal to support Dougherty student program

A Dougherty County commissioner says he expects Wal-Mart officials to address the commission at its Monday work meeting.

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Tim Dill leaves as head of MillerCoors Albany

MillerCoors Albany Vice President Tim Dill no longer with company

After a six years at the helm of one of the community’s largest employers Tim Dill is out as the head man at Albany’s MillerCoors brewery.

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Sharon Subadan: We're not leaving SGRITA high and dry

Albany city manager says the city's interests must be protected

Albany’s city manager says she is willing to work with the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority under a plan that protects Albany taxpayers.

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Georgia Public Service Commission approves solar facility at MCLB-Albany

Construction for 46 MW facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany meets PSC approval

This will be the fifth solar facility to be constructed at a Georgia military base as a result of the partnership between the Georgia Public Service Commission, Georgia Power and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Albany votes to withdraw from South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority

Albany officials plan to pull out of agreement with rural collective

Albany City Manager Sharon Subudan recommends, and the City Commission agrees, that the city not continue its relationship with the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority.

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Albany-Dougherty Aviation Board members verbally clash at meeting

Newspaper article angers aviation commissioner, who challenges fellow board members

A member of the Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission labels comments by fellow board members in an Albany Herald article regarding management of the airport “reprehensible,” leading to a heated exchange at Monday’s meeting.

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