Lee County


Tease photo

George Strait wins Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year (Photo Galleries)

Leesburg native Luke Bryan, the reigning Entertainer of the Year, gets shut out this year

Jason Aldean is the ACM Male Vocalist of the Year, with Miranda Lambert taking the Female Vocalist of the Year Award.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 6-14, 2014

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

Tease photo

Pest harms roots of pecan trees

Research in Tifton may lead to control methods

Prionous root borers, the larval stage of the beetle, damages pecan tree roots by depriving trees of essential water nutrients. This makes them vulnerable to heavy winds. The larvae can also move through the soil and feed on an irrigation system if they encounter a pipe between pecan roots.

Tease photo

SOWEGA Council on Aging Director Kay Hind's senior center dream a reality (VIDEO)

The grand opening of Senior Life Enrichment Center planned Thursday

The new SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center will be properly shown off Thursday with a dedication, ribbon-cutting and dinner/dance.

Tease photo

Leadership Lee grads hear from existing leaders (Video)

State Rep. Ed Rynders, County Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge, Commissioner Greg Frich and Chamber CEO Winston Oxford speak to the group

State Rep. Ed Rynders challenges the Leadership Lee grads to become engaged in local government, to appreciate the quality of life that Lee County offers and to have “civilized debate” about issues.

Tease photo

Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.

Tease photo

Sen. Saxby Chambliss looking to next stage of life (Video)

The Georgia senior senator will leave Congress in January after 20 years at Capitol Hill

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he’s looking forward to spending more time with family and exploring post-Senate options, but first he has some work to finish in Congress.

Tease photo

Paula Deen makes a visit home, y'all (Video)

Celebrity Chef and Albany native drops in town for a meet and greet showing off her new furniture line

After a trying summer of 2013, Albany native Paula Deen has rebounded big with a new consolidation of her businesses under Paula Deen Ventures and plans for a $20 million restaurant and retail center at Dollywood.

Tease photo

Twin Oaks presents HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical (PHOTO GALLERY)

Students from area Leesburg elementary schools have collaborated for “HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical.

'Into the Woods' opens Friday night at Lee County High School

The Stephen Sondheim musical is the Lee High Theatre Arts Program's town-and-gown musical

A cast of 20 adults and students will bring some classic fairy tale characters to life in a sophisticated way in “Into the Woods,” which begins at seven-performance run on Friday evening at Lee County High School.

Tease photo

Langstaff Marketing makes way for MADlab

New marketing firm MADlab will expand on foundation created by veteran marketing owners

Langstaff Marketing will soon close its doors to make room for MADlab, which has been dubbed by owners Mary Beth Hobby and Deidra Langstaff as a “marketing experiment.”

Tease photo

Rotary and Lee County Schools help Liberian students

A Dougherty County service club teams with Lee County achools

The Dougherty County Rotary Club, Lee County schools and other volunteers help African students get an education.

Tease photo

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 2, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Environmental Health Offices Feb. 19 through 25.

Tease photo

CELEBRITY WATCH: Phillip Phillips and Luke Bryan releasing new songs; Paula Deen continues comeback

Luke Bryan is in Rolling Stone, Paula Deen is in People and Phillip Phillips returns for Idol performance

Phillip Phillips will release “Raging Fire” Monday, a week before Luke Bryan’s new spring break EP.

Tease photo

Abraham Kogo wins 2014 Albany Marathon (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY)

Nearly 1,500 runners from 40 states participate in the 8th annual event, which is conducted in nearly perfect weather conditions

After a couple of years of wet and cold weather, it was sunshine and perfect weather for the 8th annual Albany Marathon Powered by Snickers.