Sylvester SCV camp plans flag rally in Worth, Colquitt counties on Aug. 15
Southern heritage enthusiasts say rallies for the Confederate flag will continue.
Back-to-school photos will be included in online gallery
The new school year is about to start. Send in your first day of school photo to be included in a photo gallery at albanyherald.com.
Last chance to cast votes for local favorites for GA Music Awards
Fans of the many Albany-area artists nominated for this year’s GA Music Awards have only a few days left to cast a vote and help their favorite acts bring glory home to Southwest Georgia.
Burn Fest raises funds to help young burn victims
The first ever Burn Fest at Chehaw Park on Saturday will provide a motorcycle dice run, food, music and more.
Commisison also revises alcoholic beverage hearing process
“Food trucks have become quite popular all over the country,” said Commissioner Billy Mathis. “I’d like the staff to research the matter, find a good ordinance and bring our ordinances up to date.”
The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.
Dougherty Commissioner questions negative comments about local businesses
A Dougherty County commissioner calls out one of his colleagues about comments criticizing a local Walmart outlet.
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.
Variety of merchandise taken from storage units
Police say several storage units in Dougherty and Lee Counties were broken into.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yathomas Riley faces warrants charging murder, felony murder and aggravated assault
Arrest warrants have been issued for Yathomas Riley in the death of his wife, Dr. Lisa Riley, according to officials with the Americus office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Sen. Greg Kirk to serve on panel loking at women's health care
Sen. Greg Kirk, R-Americus, has been selected by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to serve on the Women’s Adequate Healthcare Senate Study Committee.