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Financial Planning Committee votes to look into funding downtown Albany development

Proposal would allow for purchase of downtown property to spur inner-city economic development

The joint Albany City Commission/Albany Utility Board Long-Term Financial Planning Committee votes to move forward with a downtown development funding proposal.

Harvey's Supermarkets to close two Albany locations

Harvey's Supermarkets will maintain three other Albany stores

Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Harvey’s Supermarkets, announced Thrusday that the company will close two Harvey’s locations in Albany.

Americus man sentenced for child pornography

Defendant will spend more than 17 years in prison

Douglas Roseth, 23, is sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for production of child pornography.

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Suffering from financial woes, Girls Inc. of Albany looking to restructure

The organization has reduced staff and curtailed summer programs

A shortage of funding has left Girls Inc. of Albany with one staff member and no on-site summer programs as the organization attempts to restructure its operations.

Albany Town Hall meeting planned for Saturday

Utility rates topic of Albany Town Hall Meeting

Commissioner Jon Howard’s monthly Town Hall Meeting is planned for Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Suspect still in jail after Lee County standoff

Suspect’s bond deferred to Superior Court

Robert Edward Dean remains in jail following a standoff with Lee County law enforcement.

Worth County collision leaves one person dead

Injured driver in Worth County accident taken to hospital

An early morning accident in Worth County leaves one person dead.

Eric Sheppard Jr. arrested in Florida

After a month on the run, Sheppard is in custody

Eric Sheppard Jr. was wanted by Valdosta authorities after they say he was linked to a gun found on campus after Valdosta State University following a U.S. flag protest and counter-protest.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 27 - 28, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 14 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show

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Squawk of the Day - May 28, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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Utility Board approves northwest Albany water tank proposal

Project will answer water pressure problems in citys growth area, officials say

The Albany Utility Board OKs construction of a new water tank in northwest Aalbany.

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Dougherty County Commission plans employee raises

County employees expected to get merit, COLA increases for first time since 2007-08

The Dougherty County Commission’s Finance Committee is recommending COLA and merit pay increases for its employees in Fiscal Year 2016.

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Leadership change taking place today at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany | VIDEO

Col. Don Davis ending his three-year run at MCLB-Albany at a change of command ceremony today

Col. Don Davis took the MCLB-Albany command on May 25, 2012 with the departure of Brig. Gen. Terry Williams, who was a colonel when he commanded the base. He is moving on to U.S. Northern Command at Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Albany Almanac - May 28, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission approves 2015-16 budget

Fiscal Year 2016 Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission budget shows reduction in expenses

With phase one of There’s Only One Albany now completed and phase two in full swing the approved budget for the Albany Dougherty Economic Develpment Commision (EDC) shows a signifcant reduction in expenses going into the next fiscal year, which starts in just over a month.

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