Calhoun County


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Regional IT group, city of Albany consider future

Rural telecommunications project has far-reaching impact

The time is rapidly approaching for city of Albany officials to determine whether they will continue their relationship with a federally-funded rural telecommunications project.

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Remnants of Erika likely mean a wet week ahead for Albany area

Weather forecasters do not expect Erika to reform into a cyclone

The remnants of Erika were expected to move north just to the west of the Florida peninsula’s Gulf Coast before it reaches land somewhere along the panhandle, bringing rain to Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Gas falls below $2 per gallon at some Albany stations

Metro Albany ranked 2nd lowest in state on Saturday

On a tank of gas, Albany motorists are paying about $20 less per fill-up than they were in late August 2014.

Unemployment in July rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia

Rates for Albany, Southwest Georgia at 8 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively

The metro Albany rate rose as the number of jobs decreased by 300 in July to 59,900. The job losses came in the service-related industries, including trade, transportation and warehousing and government, labor officials said.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Albany gas prices higher; still below state, U.S. averages

Crude oil falling to lowest prices since recession

Barring unforeseen problems, motorists in the Southeast should see some gas pump prices under $2 this fall.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: August is rolling on by

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

It’s time to start thinking about the fall landscapes and what we need to do in preparation using both seasonal and permanent plantings. This brief list can serve as a guide to help get you started in the right direction.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 19-25, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Bobwhite Quail restoration work in Southwest Georgia recognized

Red Hills and Albany Area quail plantations are designated National Legacy Landscape

Recognitions were presented for collaborative efforts in developing and successfully implementing the WRD Northern Bobwhite Quail Translocation Policy in focal areas of Southwest Georgia and northern Florida, and for maintaining over a century of bobwhite conservation.

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia to host town hall meeting Aug. 24 in Albany

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia town hall meeting will be at SOWEGA Council on Aging

In an effort to raise awareness about the needs and struggles of elderly Georgians and Georgians with disabilities, the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia (SILCGA) is inviting community members from around southern Georgia to attend a town hall meeting next Monday at the SOWEGA Council on Aging’s Senior Life Enrichment Center.

Time running out for entering car, Florida trip drawing

An Albany Herald reader or online visitor could win $23,000 prize package

The Albany Herald and its six sister newspapers are partnering with Visit Florida to give away a 2015 Mazda CX-5 and a three-night stay at One Ocean Resort and Spa at Jacksonville, but you only have until the end of August to enter. So far, there have been more than 15,000 entries.

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Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss to teach at the University of Georgia

UGA officials announce the creation of the Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum

The Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum includes the Moultrie Republican co-teaching a law and political leadership course and conducting an undergraduate lecture series on public policy, and the establishment of a fellowship program for Washington, D.C., internships.

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Country star Corbin to headline Colquitt's South Georgia Jam

Benefit concert will raise funds for repairs at Swamp Gravy venue, Cotton Hall

The tiny town of Colquitt will see its population more than double on Halloween night as country star Easton Corbin headlines the South Georgia Jam.

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Southern Community Newspapers launches niche publications

Niche publications help Southern Community Newspapers expand readership

In an effort to expand readership and touch more people throughout Southwest Georgia, Southern Community Newspapers Inc. (SCNI) has launched a series of free monthly tabloid products devoted to providing information in specific content areas. Each month, SCNI’s Albany Herald, produces Southwest Georgia Health Beat, Southwest Georgia Beat and its latest offering the Southwest Georgia Praise, and gives those publications away for free throughout the Herald’s Southwest Georgia footprint.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southwest Georgia joins national agency

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southwest Georgia joins Money Management International

Southwest Georgia residents seeking help with debt management, credit counseling and other financial education will now be able to benefit from the expertise of the nation’s largest non-profit credit counseling agency as Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of Southwest Georgia has merged with Money Management International (MMI).