Lee County


Outlook for corn prices dismal

Covering expenses will be a challenge for farmers

Georgia corn prices are projected between $3.75-$4.25 per bushel depending on the region of the state. The prices are well below the $6 and $7 contracts that some Georgia farmers signed last year.

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New social media page links Albany organizations with donors

The effort is an outgrowth from the Albany area Charity Selfie Challenge

Kaley hart says her new Facebook page is designed to take the work out of finding worthy charities and organizations to help.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Aug. 29, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

An update on fishing prospects at lakes Seminole, Blackshear and Walter F. Georgia, along with the Flint River.

Lee County officials, sheriff confer on budget issues | VIDEO

The Lee County Commission chairman expects a resolution soon

The conflict began when County Manager Ron Rabun received an invoice of $18,340 for digital video recording equipment for the county jail. The expenditure was not included in this year’s budget. Rabun suggested the bill be paid from the sheriff’s drug forfeiture account, a move that was opposed by Rachals.

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Ice bucket challenge burns through social media

Authenticity and humor help icy challenges become an online phenomenon

Regular folks pulling pranks on themselves has proved to be so popular that the ALS Association has gotten millions more in donations since July 29 than in previous years.

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Leesburg receives state funding to improve water system

Leesburg awarded state CDBG funds for water system

The burden of making improvements to the city’s water system became a great lighter as Leesburg will receive close to half a million dollars from a state grant.

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New peanut agronomist says crop outlook promising

Monfort replaces longtime peanut expert Beasley

University of Georgia Extension’s new peanut agronomist says Georgia’s crop shows potential despite a prolonged drought.

Albany murder trial defendants found guilty

Jurors return guilty verdict in Albany murder trial

One defendant found is guilty of felony murder in Walter Phelps trial.

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Lee County-Westover game fans find early morning start more merciful

Football fans turn out in early morning sun

Fans at Saturday’s Lee County - Westover game turn out despite the early morning heat.

Albany area unemployment up in July

July numbers show area unemployment on the rise

Despite the the month to month increases in the jobless rate from Albany and Southwest Georgia, both rates were favorable compared to last year’s as metro Albany’s was down year over year from the 9.3 percent reported in 2013. Southwest Georgia’s 9.1 percent was the same rate reported last July.

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Phillip Phillips to headline Music=Change

Music=Change benefit concert Friday night to feature Phillip Phillips

Former American Idol winner and platinum recording artist Phillip Phillip is returning to his hometown this weekend to lend his support to a good cause as headliner of the Music=Change benefit.

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Lee student's artwork featured at U.S. Capitol

Savana Harris’ artwork will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year.

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Lee County panel recommends road resurfacing, paving priority lists

Lovers Lane No. 1 on the proposed Lee County resurfacing list

While Lovers Lane Road is No. 1 on the resurfacing list, Forrester Parkway Extension in western Lee County is No. 1 on the paving or new construction list.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 8-14, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 8 through 14.

Southwest Georgia public health officials pushing immunization awareness

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Certain people may be at higher risk for getting some diseases or having more serious illness if they were to get sick, like young children, older adults and those with health conditions, Southwest Public Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said.