Dougherty County


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Georgia Pecans may soon rival almonds and pistachios in public profile

Georgia Pecan Commission meeting to discuss potential federal marketing order

Consumers across the country may soon be hearing about pecans the way they do about pistachios, beef and milk, as the American pecan industry looks to have its own federal marketing order (FMO) that could greatly boost the commodity’s profile.

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Albany police arrest storage break-in suspects

Variety of merchandise taken from storage units

Police say several storage units in Dougherty and Lee Counties were broken into.

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Wal-Mart officials delay meeting with Dougherty County Commission

Retailer draws criticism over manager's refusal to support Dougherty student program

A Dougherty County commissioner says he expects Wal-Mart officials to address the commission at its Monday work meeting.

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Sharon Subadan: We're not leaving SGRITA high and dry

Albany city manager says the city's interests must be protected

Albany’s city manager says she is willing to work with the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority under a plan that protects Albany taxpayers.

Woman extricated from vehicle after crash

Accident victim charged with driving offenses

Witnesses say Shallena Scott, 35, ran over a cement fence and crashed into a tree on Gordon Avenue Wednesday.

Teen struck by gunfire in Albany

Police also investigate shooting on South Slappey Boulevard

Darryl Mingo, 16, was struck in the upper leg by gunfire Wednesday and was later released from the hospital.

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Georgia Public Service Commission approves solar facility at MCLB-Albany

Construction for 46 MW facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany meets PSC approval

This will be the fifth solar facility to be constructed at a Georgia military base as a result of the partnership between the Georgia Public Service Commission, Georgia Power and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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A (rail) line on history

Train and depot preservation projects progressing in Albany

The Tift depot has been stabilized and a combine car has been restored for a Thronsteeska Heritage Center exhibit hailing to the days when passenger trains were regular visitors to Albany.

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Lee County man accused of killing wife has first court appearance

Murder case against Yathomas Riley is to be sent to Lee County Superior Court

Yathomas Riley, accused of murder in the shooting death of his wife, Dr. Lisa Riley, had his first day in court on Tuesday at a hearing before a Lee County Magistrate Court judge.

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Albany city commissioners divided on charter change, speed humps

A divided Albany City Commission discusses hot-button issues, some heatedly, during an eventful work meeting.

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New Marines leadership team in Albany takes a look Darton State College

Maj. Gen Craig Crenshaw, Col. James Carroll III given a guided tour by Interim Darton State College President Paul Jones

Darton puts best foot forward for MCLB-Albany’s new leadership team.

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Albany votes to withdraw from South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority

Albany officials plan to pull out of agreement with rural collective

Albany City Manager Sharon Subudan recommends, and the City Commission agrees, that the city not continue its relationship with the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority.

Hazardous heat advisory issued for Albany, Southwest Georgia

Heat advisory to be in effect 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today

With a heat index today expected to reach as high as 112 degrees early this afternoon, weather officials are urging those who have to be outside to exercise extra caution and to watch out for signs of heat-related illness.

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Albany-Dougherty Aviation Board members verbally clash at meeting

Newspaper article angers aviation commissioner, who challenges fellow board members

A member of the Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission labels comments by fellow board members in an Albany Herald article regarding management of the airport “reprehensible,” leading to a heated exchange at Monday’s meeting.

Albany police investigating two weekend shootings

Police say no injures were reported in two different incidents

The Albany Police Department is investigating two separate shootings which occurred early Saturday and Sunday mornings. Police reports say neither shooting resulted in injuries.