Lee County


Kiwanis Club sponsoring golf tournament

Competition planned Oct. 19 at Doublegate Country Club

A cookout lunch will be served at noon, with a shotgun start following at 1 p.m. The tournament format is a two-person scramble. The entry fee is $75 per person and includes green fees, cart, range, lunch, refreshments, and a chance in a drawing for prizes.

Meet and Greet event set for Marietta, Warbington

Lee Chamber's annual banquet set Nov. 12 at Oakland Library

The Albany Recreation & Parks Department along with the APD Crime Prevention Unit and Miss Kutie’s Boutique will hold the Forty-Four Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar on October 10 at 11 a.m. at Lockett Station Community Center.

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Mark's Melon Patch a fall tradition for the whole family | PHOTOS

Mark's Melon Patch offers fall fun for the whole family

Few things signify the arrival of fall in Southwest Georgia like a trip out to Mark’s Melon Patch where the whole family can have fun amongst the pumpkins, or take an old fashioned hayride through the fields, all while picking up some fresh farm treats from the roadside market.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Oct. 4-12, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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UGA researchers predict peak deer movement times

Map based on peak deer breeding dates

Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Georgia developed a map to predict peak deer movements.

SOWEGA Council on Aging hosting domestic violence workshop

SOWEGA Council on Aging Ombudsman Program will host Oct. 19 event at The Plaza Restaurant in Thomasville

Officials say strangulation is common in abusive relationships, yet it often goes unreported by survivors and undetected by law enforcement and other professionals working with survivors, leaving those who use this tactic of physical abuse unaccountable and risking the lives of survivors.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Oct. 2, 2015

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School this weekend in Plains

Debbie Cone has joined Avalon United Methodist Church in Albany as its first female pastor, replacing Dennis Lanning who recently transferred to Marshallville.

Youth football incident prompts rule change

Change evolved from youth football game involving Lee County team

A parent altercation at a game between Thomas County and Lee County youth football teams sparks a new security rule.

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October events set for Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

Divas and Desserts, Cancer STOMP, Buddy Check 10K and Pretty in Pink Extravaganza set during the month

The Tift County Cancer STOMP is taking place at the Tiftarea YMCA soccer fields at 1657 Carpenter Road South in Tifton from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. The annual Cancer STOMP series will wrap up with an event at the Meredyth Place complex located at 2709 Meredyth Drive from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 24.

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Is legalized pari-mutuel betting on horses in Georgia nearing the starting gate?

Two Georgia Horse Racing Coalition execs make their pitch during an informal Albany town hall meeting

Legalizing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia, which would allow for a horse racing track to be built, has floated around the state Capitol like the fabled Lost Dutchman for nearly a decade. And, like the Dutchman, it is rarely seen, but its presence is always felt.

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FERC gets an earful from Sabal Trail pipeline opponents

More than 200 show up for public hearing at Albany Civic Center

A sometimes passionate, sometimes angry crowd offers comments on the Sabal Trail pipeline at a public hearing in Albany.

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Georgia Peanut Bank Week set for Oct. 12-16

Harvest-time event recognizes economic impact of peanuts

For the 39th year, the grower/banker relationship will again be highlighted as the Georgia Peanut Commission joins with the Georgia Bankers Association for Georgia Peanut Bank Week, which is set for Oct. 12-16.

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Back the Blue movement gaining momentum

SOWEGA residents showing support for local law enforcement through Back the Blue campaign

Although it has started becoming a familiar sight around Albany and other parts of Southwest Georgia, a group of well-meaning residents are hoping to see even more blue ribbons, signs and flyers, showing support for the area’s law enforcement community.

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Gas prices creeping upward

Average price for metro Albany rises 13 cents in past week

Motorists saw gas pump prices jump last week in what gas price watchers expect will be a short-lived hitch in the trend to lower prices.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections -- Sept. 5-18, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Aug. Sept. 5-18.