Chad Ellis named senior pastor of Gillionville Baptist Church
Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. His next scheduled appearance is Oct. 18.
State vendor gums up vehicle registration renewal works, officials say
Vehicle registration renewal notices in the state are being delayed due to a vendor’s inability to fulfill its contractual obligation. Vehicles’ registration still must be renewed by regular deadline.
The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.
Recipe gives a lower-fat twist on a seasonal favorite
This recipe is one in a series from submitted recipes for The Albany Herald’s annual Holiday Flavors. Today’s is Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie from Judy Hood of Leesburg in the 1993 edition.
Muscle cars, antique autos, new models and trucks will be showcased
Muscle cars, antique autos, new models and trucks will be showcased Saturday when the Artesian City Car Club hosts its 42nd annual Open Car, Truck and Street Road Show on the grounds in front of the Albany Mall.
Map based on peak deer breeding dates
Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Georgia developed a map to predict peak deer movements.
SOWEGA Council on Aging Ombudsman Program will host Oct. 19 event at The Plaza Restaurant in Thomasville
Officials say strangulation is common in abusive relationships, yet it often goes unreported by survivors and undetected by law enforcement and other professionals working with survivors, leaving those who use this tactic of physical abuse unaccountable and risking the lives of survivors.
Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School this weekend in Plains
Debbie Cone has joined Avalon United Methodist Church in Albany as its first female pastor, replacing Dennis Lanning who recently transferred to Marshallville.
Divas and Desserts, Cancer STOMP, Buddy Check 10K and Pretty in Pink Extravaganza set during the month
The Tift County Cancer STOMP is taking place at the Tiftarea YMCA soccer fields at 1657 Carpenter Road South in Tifton from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. The annual Cancer STOMP series will wrap up with an event at the Meredyth Place complex located at 2709 Meredyth Drive from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 24.
Two Georgia Horse Racing Coalition execs make their pitch during an informal Albany town hall meeting
Legalizing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia, which would allow for a horse racing track to be built, has floated around the state Capitol like the fabled Lost Dutchman for nearly a decade. And, like the Dutchman, it is rarely seen, but its presence is always felt.
Harvest-time event recognizes economic impact of peanuts
For the 39th year, the grower/banker relationship will again be highlighted as the Georgia Peanut Commission joins with the Georgia Bankers Association for Georgia Peanut Bank Week, which is set for Oct. 12-16.
SOWEGA residents showing support for local law enforcement through Back the Blue campaign
Although it has started becoming a familiar sight around Albany and other parts of Southwest Georgia, a group of well-meaning residents are hoping to see even more blue ribbons, signs and flyers, showing support for the area’s law enforcement community.
Average price for metro Albany rises 13 cents in past week
Motorists saw gas pump prices jump last week in what gas price watchers expect will be a short-lived hitch in the trend to lower prices.
Portion of advertising proceeds from today to go to Cancer Coalition of South Georgia
The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for this year include about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer to be diagnosed in women, about 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ to be diagnosed and about 40,290 women to die from breast cancer.
Viewing likely to be poor for rare lunar eclipse of moon at perigee
Sunday night’s lunar eclipse is an unusual event for two reasons. It is the last in a tetrad (four consecutive total eclipses) and it is occurring when the moon’s orbit is closest to the Earth. Weather forecasters say the viewing likely will be poor in Southwest Georgia, with 75-88 percent of the sky obscured by opaque cloud cover.