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.
Unemployment rate in Albany was the highest of the 14 Georgia metro areas in August
Over the year, metro Albany initial unemployment claims were down by 2.6 percent from 538 in August 2014. In Southwest Georgia, claims were down over the year by 7.9 percent from 1,133 the same time last year, labor officials said.
Capt. Craig Dodd says the IRS will not call threatening you with jail time over the phone
The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Thursday to warn citizens about falling for the latest IRS scam which is making the rounds nation-wide.
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.
Longtime South Georgia Judicial Circuit Judge A. Wallace Cato to retire at end of term
After having served the citizens of Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Grady and Mitchell counties for nearly 50 years South Georgia Judicial Circuit Judge A. Wallace Cato announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2016.
Chorale opens its 2015-16 season on Oct. 8
Albany Chorale is looking to expand its audience, voices and venues as it includes a Lee County performance in its 2015-16 concet schedule.
Motorists are saving more than $1 a gallon compared to September 2014
Five Southern states already are averaging below $2 a gallon, while three western states are the only remaining ones that are averaging $3 or more a gallon.
Second event to include all AAHPC clinics set for Oct. 3 at Exchange Club Fairgrounds
The event will include health screenings, a presence from community vendors, family activities, refreshments and live entertainment, coordinators of the event said. It is free and open to the public.
Disease boosted by hot, humid summer
White mold disease has always been a problem for Georgia peanut farmers, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Tim Brenneman. The disease has been even more of a nuisance due to the hot and humid weather conditions this growing season.
Proceeds to benefit Camp Okitayakani in Randolph County
Specifically, funds will go toward improvements and upkeep at the camp — including a controlled burn, a low ropes course and year-round programming at the camp.
Four-day canoe/kayak trip goes from Albany to Bainbridge
Christopher and Marjorie Carden will join more than 150 other paddlers from all over Georgia and the Southeast.