Lee County


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New year rings in with traditions ... superstititions

Black-eyed peas and ham top the menus for many on New Year's Day

A lot of the traditions that families enjoy on New Year’s Day stem from superstitions about how to gain good luck and good fortune and avoid pitfalls.

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Man arrested in Lee County drug bust

Man faces multiple drug charges following Monday bust

At 6 p.m. on Monday, the Lee County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Division arrested Michael Justin McDonald. They were able to get a search warrant signed for McDonald’s residence, they served the search warrant and were able to find the steroids, cocaine and oxycodones, law enforcement officials said.

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Gas pump prices continue downward slide

Metro Albany average gas price lowest in Georgia

How long the decline will continue is anyone’s guess, but average gas prices in the U.S. have declined for 95 straight days.

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Arrest made in robbery of Lee County pharmacy

Lee County robbery suspect arrested and charged

Eric Kyle Newell is arrested Saturday in connection with the armed robbery of a Lee County pharmacy.

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Phillips engaged to Albany woman

Phillips gives engagement ring to Hannah Blackwell

Hollywoodreporter.com said the two met when both were volunteering at a shelter for women and children in Albany. Blackwell, who often tours with Phillips, was featured on the video for Phillips’ megahit “Home.”

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 11-18, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 11-18.

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

Stormy weather in Southwest Georgia should clear for Christmas

Up to 6 inches of rain expected; tornadoes possible

ALBANY — The weather may well be frightening Tuesday and into the early part of Christmas Eve, but not in the way suggested by the popular Christmas carol.

Bicyclist dies after impact with vehicle in Lee County

Bicyclist possibly under influence at time of U.S. 19 accident, police said

The cyclist hit the hood and windshield of a car before landing on the roadway at around 5:45 a.m Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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Albany area group helps Wounded Warriors Project

Volunteers make $13,000 donation to Wounded Warriors Project

Thanks to the success of the Run for Wounded Heroes fundraiser a proud group of volunteers is able this holiday season to present a generous gift the Wounded Warriors Project.

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UGA Tifton to host Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Event set for Jan. 15 at UGA Tifton Conference Center

UGA economists, pathologists and entomologists from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will also be on hand to provide industry updates.

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Christmas holidays in lights 2014 | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany residences shine during the holiday season

These are scenes of decorated homes suggested by readers of The Albany Herald and visitors at albanyherald.com.

National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate in Albany offering family education program

NAMI Family to Family Education Program coming to Albany Jan. 12

The class will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m, and is open to family members and close friends who have a loved one living with mental illness.

Lee County Speech and Debate inducts inaugural class into Hall of Fame

Lee County Speech and Debate inducts 13 into its inaugural Hall of Fame class

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Low gas prices making for an extra Merry Christmas

Drivers say low gas prices allow for more Christmas spending

With gas prices hoving just above $2 many Southwest Georgia drivers are hoping to transfer that savings into some much needed funds for Christmas shopping this year.