Football fans turn out in early morning sun
Fans at Saturday’s Lee County - Westover game turn out despite the early morning heat.
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.
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.
Savana Harris’ artwork will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year.
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.
These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 8 through 14.
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.
Sibley Heart Center opens permanent clinic in Albany
Bennett Jones, 3, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as critical aortic valve stenosis at 33 weeks gestation. He was delivered at 38 weeks at Northside Hospital and transported that same day to the Sibley Heart Center at Children’s at Egleston Pediatric Hospital, where he went through multiple surgeries and procedures.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia officials getting word out on upcoming year for the organization
In terms of fundraisers, one of the biggest for the Girl Scouts is the Bucks and Bows Dinner and Auction currently slated for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Chehaw Park.
Sheriff’s Office investigator injured in Leesburg
A Dougherty Sheriff’s Office investigator is injured in a Leesburg incident.
Lee County refuses to pay
LEESBURG — With the ink still drying on the new Lee County budget, an unexpected bill for a camera system at the Lee County Jail has the Lee County Board of Commissions and Sheriff Reggie Rachals squaring off over payment.
Charges against Dougherty County teen dropped
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office release a Dougherty Teen after new evidence shows he did not commit robbery.
The inspection service opens office in Pecan Grove Industrial Park
A ribbon-cutting for the facility, located at 951 Pecan Grove Drive in Pecan Grove Industrial Park, was held on Tuesday and attended by various Albany and Dougherty County officials, as well as Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.
Jordan Harris and Ezekial James are being tried in the death of Walter Phelps
The murder trial of Ezekial James and Jordan Harris, who are accused of robbing and shooting a local business owner Walter Phelps four years ago, continued on Tuesday as the state established the violent nature of the crime and the defense began working to discredit the police department’s handling of the investigation.
Pump prices continue an unusual late-summer decline in cost
At $3.146 on Monday, metro Albany had the lowest average gas price of Georgia’s eight metro areas surveyed daily AAA.