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Lee County backs away from insurance captive plan

Mathis leads effort to revert to more traditional approach

After initially agreeing to participate in a self-insurance captive recommended by its broker, J. Smith Lanier & Co., the Commission backed out of that plan primarily due to concerns by new Commissionr Billy Mathis.

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Warren Lee Hill executed

Convicted killer denined clemency by parole board

Warren Lee Hill put to death by lethal injection at 7:55 p.m. tonight.

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New Liberty Expressway on-ramp to open Feb. 3

Jefferson Street traffic to shift

Opening of the ramp means drivers won’t have to loop-the-loop to go west on state Route 3/Liberty Expressway. The old loop ramp will be removed once the new one is open. All traffic, from Jefferson Street or Philema Road, will use the new on-ramp.

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A decision on clemency for death-row inmate Warren Lee Hill expected Tuesday

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles met Monday with representatives of Warren Lee Hill

Warren Lee Hill was serving a life sentence for the 1986 murder of his girlfriend when witnesses said they saw him fatally beating Joseph Handspike, another inmate at Lee Correctional Institute, in August 1990. In 1991, a jury convicted Hill of murder in the case and sentenced him to death. He is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday.

Applications sought for Lee County leadership class

Program begins Feb. 19 and continues through March 26

The program’s mission is to enhance leadership opportunities by increasing the participant’s knowledge of the community’s economic strengths, the infrastructure of the community, and exposing them to challenges and issues confronting the community.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Jan. 24, 2015

Cedrick Bernard Parker is wanted on theft, probation charges

Cedrick Bernard Parker, 39, is wanted on a felont theft warrant in Dougherty County and for probation violation in Lee County.

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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union speech

Republican lawmakers at odds with direction while Democratic legislator is mostly supportive of president

Georgia’s senators and U.S. Rep. Austin Scott find mostly negatives in President Obama’s State of the Union address while U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says that even though he is supportive of most of the president’s initiatives, he has different views than the White House on issues such as the Keystone pipeline and EPA authority expansion.

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Georgia Supreme Court won't stop Warren Lee Hill execution

Hopes to avoid execution dwindle for Warren Hill

Twice convicted killer Warren Hill fights to avoid January execution.

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Westover Extension at Albany Mall design phase set to begin

Albany City Commission approves roundabout design for proposed project

Plans for a traffic project that is expected to lessen congestion near the Albany Mall are unveiled before the Albany City Commission.

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Execution window for Warren Lee Hill set to begin Jan. 27

Execution set in connection with murder of Lee County state prison inmate

In August 1990, Warren Lee Hill and Joseph Handspike were both incarcerated for murder at the Lee Correctional Institution. Hill was serving a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Myra Wright, 18, in 1986 by shooting her 11 times, when he allegedly beat Handspike to death as he slept.

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Rep. Ed Rynders to chair State House Governmental Affairs Committee

Panel oversees management of government, state election law

Rynders will also serve as the Secretary of the Health & Human Services, Appropriations, and Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committees, as well as Ex-Officio of the Ways and Means Committee. In addition, Rep. Rynders is a member of the Intragovernmental Coordination and Transportation committees.

Wanted: Albany area's best musicians, venues

Reader nominations sought for top Southwest Georgia artists

The Friday JAM session is looking for the area’s best musicians and musical venues.

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Lee County Commission makes first-of-year appointments

Rick Muggridge is chosen to serve as chairman for a third year

Billy Mathis was barely five minutes into his first meeting with the Lee County Commission when he got his first assignment.

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Midway Street home January 2015 Yard of the Month

The residence of Felisha and Ricky Williams earns first recognition of year in metro Albany

While only having been in their home since last August, the Williamses have outstanding landscaping that has earned them the January Yard of the Month designation from the Daffodil Garden Club.

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Lee County's Oxauna Berry to perform on American Idol Wednesday night

She'll be trying to punch a golden ticket to Hollywood in Kansas City

Lee High senior chasing golden ticket on American Idol