Lee County


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ABAC performance series starts on Sept. 27

The Albany Symphony and guest Tom Fain will open the performing arts season

Opera, jazz and dramatic performances based on works from Shakespeare and Mozart are all included in this year’s “ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series” at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Former hurriance Erika fizzles out, unlikely to impact Southwest Georgia

Erika falls apart over weekend

After generating concern over potential wind and rain in Southwest Georgia for the past week, former hurriance Erika will likely have little impact on the area.

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Georgia Political Briefs

Georgia Political Briefs

U.S. Sen. Isakson, four U.S. House members touring Georgia bases; U.S. Sen. Perdue applauds North Dakota ruling against WOTUS; U.S. Rep. Bishop hosting a miliarty families summit; Georgia Ag Commissioner Black leads delegation to Panama.

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'War Room' stuns box office watchers with $11 million debut

Kendrick Brothers faith-based film nearly topples Straight Outta Compton

The drawing power of “War Room” was clear this weekend at it trailed by nearly catching box office leader “Straight Outta Compton” despite being shown in only a third as many theaters.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 24-28, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 24-28.

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Remnants of Erika likely mean a wet week ahead for Albany area

Weather forecasters do not expect Erika to reform into a cyclone

The remnants of Erika were expected to move north just to the west of the Florida peninsula’s Gulf Coast before it reaches land somewhere along the panhandle, bringing rain to Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Gas falls below $2 per gallon at some Albany stations

Metro Albany ranked 2nd lowest in state on Saturday

On a tank of gas, Albany motorists are paying about $20 less per fill-up than they were in late August 2014.

Unemployment in July rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia

Rates for Albany, Southwest Georgia at 8 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively

The metro Albany rate rose as the number of jobs decreased by 300 in July to 59,900. The job losses came in the service-related industries, including trade, transportation and warehousing and government, labor officials said.

Autopsy results eliminates murder charge in Lee fight case

Victim died of unrelated causes

An autopsy reveals that Kent Adam died of causes unrelated to injuries in Lee fight.

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Former boxer indicted by Lee grand jury

Yathomas Riley indicted in death of his wife

Yathomas Riley, a former pro boxer, is indicted on murder charges by a Lee County grand jury Wednesday.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2015

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

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Weekend heritage festival set for Smithville

Three-day event features music, activities, Confederate flag ride

A three-day Southern Heritage Festival is planned this weekend in rural Lee County.

Albany gas prices higher; still below state, U.S. averages

Crude oil falling to lowest prices since recession

Barring unforeseen problems, motorists in the Southeast should see some gas pump prices under $2 this fall.

Alzheimer's walks set in Albany, Tifton for October

Benefit walks planned in 16 Georgia cities

All funds raised at area benefits will be earmarked for further care, support and research for Alzheimers.

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Chris Cannon's vision key to Flint Equipment Holdings' continued growth

Chris Cannon’s Flint Equipment Holdings has 27 dealerships in six Southeastern states and the Caribbean.