A county-by-county breakdown from the Labor Department shows that Dougherty County had an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent in April.
For the first time, fallen area soldiers will be honored with crosses at the Albany Mall.
This is a periodic column that reports on Southwest Georgians who are in or joining the military.
Commencements for Sherwood and Terrell Academy will start a long parade of high school graduations.
The Senior Life Enrichment Center being constructed for the SOWEGA Council on Aging is set to be complete at the end of November.
Glen Rains says his ultimate goal is to develop an automated field scout for growers.
The event is in memory of 15-year-old Nathan Toal, who was killed in a Jeep accident on his family's farm on March 26, 2012.
A new Albany Herald feature will give readers an opportunity to share some of the better things about Southwest Georgia.
A fundraiser exceeds its goal in raising money to fight cancer in Southwest Georgia.
The Herald is working with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia to raise awareness about screening for colorectal cancer.
These were the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of March 1 through March 8, 2013.
More than 220 suggested names have been narrowed to seven. Voting will be open through 5 p.m. on March 8.
There are $22.7 million in projects currently underway at MCLB-Albany, many of which have been prompted by energy-efficiency efforts.
In all, roughly $60,000 has been invested to bring a telemedicine component to Centering Pregnancy, officials say.
An emergency center overhaul at Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald is among the projects the Phoebe Putney Health System will be engaged in this year.