The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.
Three area students earn scholarships from the University of Georgia
Officials using National Influenza Vaccination Week to promote flu prevention
Since the holiday travel period gives an opportunity for disease to circulate, the public is being encouraged to get their flu shots before opening their gifts this Christmas.
The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.
Peanut economists expect Georgia peanut production to hit close to a two tons per acre
Georgia peanut acreage, at 430,000 acres this year, could increase by 15 percent in 2014, forecasters say.
A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Christmas will make its presence known this weekend as parades, concerts and stage productions hit high gear.
The effects of the water mold sometimes are not evident until after shipment
Georgia watermelon farmers found Phytophthora to be a hit to the wallet after heavy rains in mid summer made the disease more widespread than normal.
Cancer screening program based in Albany receives national recognition
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was selected as one of the top three organizations to receive national recognition from the Mutual of America Foundation and a $25,000 grant.
Georgia Department of Labor announces metro rates for October
An increase in new layoffs and an increase in the number of unemployed residents contributed to a bump in the jobless rate in Albany and Southwest Georgia in October, labor officials say.
The lights of the Christmas season are starting to shine in Southwest Georgia
Albany and other Southwest Georgia communities get ready for the holidays with lots of festive cheer and fun activities.
Update on new center and annual report presented at SOWEGA Council on Aging meeting
Officials say the SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center is expected to be occupied by mid-January.
Cole Taylor is following superstar Luke Bryan's route to Nashville
After nine months in Nashville, Cuthbert-born country singer/songwriter Cole Taylor signs a songwriting deal with a major Music City player.
Crop pales in comparison to last year’s yield
It was feared earlier in the season that high accumulations of rainfall during the summer washed out portions of farmers’ peanut fields. While reports are low of that being the case, rain did provide other farmers with enough water for their crops to exceed normal growth.
The Adopt a Family Program helps victims of abuse in the Albany area during the holidays
Liberty House’s adoption program for victims of abuse is designed to make the Christmas holidays brighter through the gift of giving.
Second Harvest of South Georgia and Central Monitoring coordinate coat effort in Albany
The Albany One Warm Coat project will run through Jan. 15. The One Warm Coat hotline is (229) 434-1176.