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Military special forces to flow into Edison Friday for Purple Heart Outdoor Tour

Southern Wilderness Plantation to host special forces vets at annual bird hunt

Purple Heart Outdoor Tour to hold its biggest event of the year in Edison as 40 special forces vets gather for bird hunt.

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High school senior trip led to a lifetime of diving

Steve Lunsford shares experiences with Kiwanis Club members

Becoming a scuba diver “is a process,” says Steve Lunsford. “There is a great deal that has to be done. You have to have a knowledge of physics and physiology. There are laws of nature that we can’t break.”

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APD Chief John Proctor: Department still playing catch-up

Albany's police chief says his department has accomplished much in his five years-plus here

Albany Police Department Chief John Proctor addresses concerns about local law enforcement.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 12-20, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan. 12 - 20, 2015.

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Model railroad club full steam at Albany show | PHOTO GALLERY

Model railroad club holds Albany train show

The Flint River Model Railroad Club holds its annual train show at the Knights of Columbus hall in Albany.

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Albany Area Arts Council, Council on Aging pleased with Empty Bowls turnout | VIDEO

The annual event is meant to raise hunger awareness and generate funds for both organizations

The 4th annual Empty Bowls event, a joint outreach for the Albany Area Arts Council and the SOWEGA Council on Aging, draws a crowd of enthusiastic participants.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Jan. 4 - 13, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Jan.. 4 - 13, 2015.

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Cheryl Brown Henderson says Brown vs. Board of Education decision changed America | VIDEO

The 1954 Supreme Court decision effectively outlawed segregation in the U.S.

ASU’s M.L. King Convocation speaker Cheryl Brown Henderson was a part Brown vs. Board of Education lawsuit, which was a landmark case in the civil rights movement.

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Karen Baynes-Dunning, former juvenile court judge, speaks on King's legacy | VIDEO

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany conducts its annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany conducts its annual observance of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the base chapel Tuesday morning, two days before what would have been the civil rights leader’s 86th birthday.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Dec. 28, 2014 - Jan. 6, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Dec. 28, 2014 through Jan. 6, 2015.

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Willson Hospice House blends palliative health care with nature

Willson Hospice House provides inpatient care to Albany Community Hospice and Palliative Care patients

Willson Hospice House, which opened in May 2010 adjacent to Darton State College, is a 39,000-square-foot facility that includes 18 patient rooms in three pods.

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Local eclectic artist invites others to think 'Outta tha Box'

ArVon Johnson welcomes artists to free monthly gatherings at Icons bar

An Albany innovator offers positive vibes during a monthly gathering of artists.

Neighborhood watch group to hold Albany quarterly meeting

Albany watch group to host drug talk

Maj. Bill Berry with the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit will speak at a neighborhood watch meeting.

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Landmark business near Sylvester burns

Familiar Sylvester truck body building facility burns

Fire strikes Park-Built Body Company, founded in 1938.

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Chroma exhibit opens tonight at Carnegie Library

Albany Area Arts Council presents Chroma as monthly exhibit

The Albany Area Arts Council is inviting guests to join the council for the opening of its January exhibition “Chroma” at a reception tonight at the Carnegie Library in downtown Albany.