Dougherty County


Proposed county budget includes pay raises

Commissioners again question EDC allocation

The Dougherty County Commission’s Finance Committee votes to recommend its Fiscal Year 2016 spending plan to the entire commission.

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Painting inspires Phoebe patient

Phoebe staffer credited for restoring hope

A prescription for hope was exactly what 14-year-old Hannah Croker needed to continue her journey toward recovery after a tragic accident six months ago resulted in a spinal injury leaving her a quadriplegic.Thanks to Phoebe’s child life specialist Mandy Lanier Fagiano, the prescription was for a paint brush.

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Retiring Albany police chief gets send-off ceremony

Chief's friends, associates gathered for retirement ceremony

Retiring Albany Police Chief John Proctor gets retirement send-off.

Man injured in Albany early morning shooting

Albany shooting victim listed in critical condition

Quaza Young, 35, is in critical condition after being shot by unidentified gunmen.

Unemployment rate for April drops to 6.9 percent in metro Albany, 6.8 percent in Southwest Georgia

Albany and Southwest Georgia see declines in number of unemployed, labor officials say

Labor officials said this is the lowest the Albany and Southwest Georgia rates have been since August 2008 when they were at 6.8 percent.

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Financial Planning Committee votes to look into funding downtown Albany development

Proposal would allow for purchase of downtown property to spur inner-city economic development

The joint Albany City Commission/Albany Utility Board Long-Term Financial Planning Committee votes to move forward with a downtown development funding proposal.

Harvey's Supermarkets to close two Albany locations

Harvey's Supermarkets will maintain three other Albany stores

Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Harvey’s Supermarkets, announced Thrusday that the company will close two Harvey’s locations in Albany.

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Suffering from financial woes, Girls Inc. of Albany looking to restructure

The organization has reduced staff and curtailed summer programs

A shortage of funding has left Girls Inc. of Albany with one staff member and no on-site summer programs as the organization attempts to restructure its operations.

Albany Town Hall meeting planned for Saturday

Utility rates topic of Albany Town Hall Meeting

Commissioner Jon Howard’s monthly Town Hall Meeting is planned for Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Utility Board approves northwest Albany water tank proposal

Project will answer water pressure problems in citys growth area, officials say

The Albany Utility Board OKs construction of a new water tank in northwest Aalbany.

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Dougherty County Commission plans employee raises

County employees expected to get merit, COLA increases for first time since 2007-08

The Dougherty County Commission’s Finance Committee is recommending COLA and merit pay increases for its employees in Fiscal Year 2016.

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Leadership change taking place today at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany | VIDEO

Col. Don Davis ending his three-year run at MCLB-Albany at a change of command ceremony today

Col. Don Davis took the MCLB-Albany command on May 25, 2012 with the departure of Brig. Gen. Terry Williams, who was a colonel when he commanded the base. He is moving on to U.S. Northern Command at Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission approves 2015-16 budget

Fiscal Year 2016 Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission budget shows reduction in expenses

With phase one of There’s Only One Albany now completed and phase two in full swing the approved budget for the Albany Dougherty Economic Develpment Commision (EDC) shows a signifcant reduction in expenses going into the next fiscal year, which starts in just over a month.

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Dougherty County School Board names 5 principals, eyes career academy

Board names new principals at four elementary schools and a middle school

Five new principals and six assistant principals are in place for the 2015-16 school year. The Dougherty School Board is also looking at grant development plan for a college and career academy.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - May 18-23, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices May 18-23.