Lee County


Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - May 18-23, 2015

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

Fifteen traffic fatalities occur over Memorial Day weekend, including three from Southwest Georgia

Alcohol believed to be a factor in fatal Lee County crash on Saturday

There were Lee County fatalities in a two-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday night on U.S. Highway 82, and the third was worked by the Thomasville Georgia State Patrol post.

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Lee County standoff ends with gunman tased, arrested

Robbie Dean captured after being subdued in a standoff with law enforcement in Lee County

Lee County authorities say Robbie Dean was tased and arrested after he held a gun to himself following a low-speed chase in which Dean was driving a car with his wife and child as passengers. No one was injured in the incident, sheriff’s officials said.

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Lee County High School graduates record crop of seniors

Lee County graduates ready to begin new phase

A record of more than 390 seniors graduate Lee County High School Saturday.

More lawsuits filed in student nurses' deaths

A student nurse from Lee County was one of the students who died

Three additional lawsuits are filed in connection with deaths of Georgia Southern University nursing students.

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Dougherty County microbrewery rezoning request tabled

Tripp Morgan, associates want commercial zoning adjacent to plantation properties

The Dougherty County Commission tables a rezoning request that would allow development of a microbrewery on land adjacent to county plantation land.

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Lee County officials take first step toward repairing courthouse

Company will provide recommendations on needed repairs

Commissioners voted to pay Masonry Restoration Technologies & Services of Lima, Ohio, $24,535 to conduct an exterior assessment of the Lee County Courthouse and make recommendations on needed repairs.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - May 11-15, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices May 11-15.

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Albany Unchained Weekend attracts 500 bicyclists | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany bike event means positive economic impact, tourism officials say

The 11th annual Albany Unchained Bike Race Weekend brings excitement and economic impact to the city.

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Leesburg approves city parking ordinance

New rules designed to prevent parking along major roadways

The fine for parking in a no parking zone is $135.

Georgia U.S. senators push speed-limiting devices on heavy trucks

Fatal crash that claimed student nurse from Lee County cited by senators as wreck device could have prevented

U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to implement a rule that would require devices that would limit how fast the biggest trucks on highways could travel.

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Highway 55 on the road to country music success | PHOTO GALLERY

Band claims three Georgia Music Awards: Country Band of Year (twice), Entertainers of Year

Albany-based Highway 55 may be the next Southwest Georgia act to find its way to Nashville.

Lawsuit filed in deaths of three Georgia Southern student nurses

Parents of three deceased Georgia Southwestern University nursing students file a wrongful death suit.

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Lee School Superintendent Larry Walters will step down July 1

After 13 years as school chief, Larry Walters said the time is right to move on

Citing a desire to spend more time on travel and with family, Lee County School Superintendent Larry Walters confirms his retirement.

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Georgia congressional delegation votes for week of May 1-7, 2015

A compilation of House and Senate votes by Georgia's congressional delegation.