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DOT official promises new traffic study at U.S. 19/Nelms Road intersection

Putney citizens concerned about dangers associated with state DOT traffic proposals

The Dougherty County Commission formally asked the state DOT to conduct a new traffic count at the U.S. Highway 19/Nelms Road intersection to determine if a traffic light is warranted.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital donates defibrillators to five Southwest Georgia counties

More than 20 defibrillators donated to paramedics in Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Randolph and Terrell counties

About 90 percent of the patients who would benefit from this technology are first seen by paramedics, putting them on the front lines along with the public buildings were such devices are often mounted.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 23-May 2, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices April 23-May 2.

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Albany CVB celebrates Travel Writers and Tourism Week

National Travel Writers and Tourism week has significant impact for Albany, Dougherty County

In an effort to highlight the imporance of tourism and travel in Albany and Dougherty County the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau will be celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week May 2-10.

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Stephen Brimberry: Tift Park has bright future

Donations may finance improvements

Brimberry’s vision is for Tift Park to be like Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.

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Albany Code Enforcement transitions to Planning Services

City reorganization moves code responsibilities to Planning Services

The city of Albany’s Code Enforcement department has transitioned into the city’s Planning Services department.

Georgia peanut growers affirm continuation of Peanut Commission

Georgia peanut producers OK commission with 92.4 percent of the vote

More than nine out of 10 Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission in a referendum conducted every three years on the group charged with education and promotion of one of the state’s leading row crops.

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CVB conducts strategic session on tourism

Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau holds strategic planning session on tourism

Consultant Judy Randall says the CVB has done some things really well but needs to work on other things.

EDC takes no immediate action at called meeting

Economic group holds executive session to discuss personnel

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission holds a closed meeting to discuss personnel issues.

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Barbara Holmes named interim Chamber of Commerce president

EDC will manage Chamber activities for 90-day period

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission reaches a management agreement to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Agronomist cautions peanut producers against planting early

When planting in April, farmers run the risk of drastic temperature changes, high thrips pressure and higher occurrences of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 20-22, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices April 20-April 22.

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Chris Cohilas committed to One Albany initiative

Collaboration the key, Dougherty County chairman believes

Cohilas is a former chief prosecutor with the Dougherty County District Attorney’s office now in private practice with the Watson Spence law firm in Albany.

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Phoebe Putney Health System wins Image of the Year award from NAUMD

Phoebe health care industry winner for 2015 IOY cycle from North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors

Since 1978, the IOY Awards have honored the image apparel programs and the organizations, manufacturers and distributors that have created them.

Unemployment figures for March show decrease in Albany, Southwest Georgia

March unemployment rates are 7.2 percent in metro Albany, 7.1 percent in Southwest Georgia

The metro area rate declined as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 200 from 4,928 in February. The rate declined in the region as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 409 from 10,685 in the month prior, partially because employers laid off fewer workers, officials with the Labor Department said.

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