Lee County


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Albany area 2015 summer camps

An alphabetical listing of summer camps and workshops for children and youth

These are summer camps set for the Albany area, with ages ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors.

Georgia Southern mourns students killed in crash

Lee County woman was one of five killed Wednesday in multi-vehicle wreck

Morgan Bass of Leesburg and four of her fellow students were killed Wednesday in a seven-vehicle pileup before dawn Wednesday on Interstate Highway 16 in Bryan County.

Unemployment figures for March show decrease in Albany, Southwest Georgia

March unemployment rates are 7.2 percent in metro Albany, 7.1 percent in Southwest Georgia

The metro area rate declined as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 200 from 4,928 in February. The rate declined in the region as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 409 from 10,685 in the month prior, partially because employers laid off fewer workers, officials with the Labor Department said.

Leesburg woman among 5 Georgia Southern students killed in crash

Morgan Bass, a nursing student, was one of the five students who died in the wreck

Five georgia Southern University students are killed and two are injured in a wreck Wednesday on Interstate Highway 16 near Savannah.

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Peanut entomologist seeks help via statewide survey

Input sought from more than 3,500 peanut producers

The survey can be accessed online through a link on the Georgia Peanut Commission’s website at www.gapeanuts.com.

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Luke Bryan wins ACM Entertainer of Year, Cole Swindell top New Artist | PHOTO GALLERY

Country music stars with roots in Leesburg and Bronwood hit the national stage Sunday night

Leesburg native Luke Bryan again confirmed his standing as one country music’s biggest superstars by taking the Entertainer of the Year Award given by the Academy of Country Music. Cole Swindell of Bronwood shows he is a rising star as the ACM’s New Artist of the Year.

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Luke Bryan on stage as ACM Awards turn 50

For the third consecutive year, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan team as hosts as CBS televises The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Student wins 2nd Congressional District art competition

Winner of congressional art contest will travel to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop announces Friday the 2nd District winners of the Congressional Art Competition at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Death tax repeal heads to Senate

Resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sanford Boshop, D-Albany, passes House

The Brady-Bishop Act would repeal the federal tax levied on estates. Currently estate inheritances over $5.4 million for an individual or $10.8 million for a couple can be taxed at rates as high as 40 percent.

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Lee County commissioners discuss EMS efficiency

Public fear of privatization of EMS service draws large crowd to Lee County Commission meeting

Lee County’s Opal Cannon Auditorium was nearly full Tuesday night as concerned citizens showed up in droves to find out whether the Lee County Board of Commissioners was going to vote to privatize the county’s Emergency Medical Services at its latest county work session.

Albany Tech, city of Albany host Career Transition Fair

Event is aimed at workers and retireees who want to pursue a second career

Albany Technical College and the city of Albany will offer a Career Transition Fair 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.

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Lee County barbecue restaurant sustains little fire damage

Electrical shortage causes small fire at Meatslanger’s

A minor fire was started at an electrical shortage on the restaurant’s neon pig sign.

Lee County woman accidentally struck by gunshot from son-in-law

Man was attempting to shoot an armadillo near the residence of his in-laws

Maj. Bill Smith said Larry McElory was about 100 yards from the residence of his in laws, Roy Johnson and Carol Johnson, at 380 Gosa Road on Sunday evening when he attempted to shot the armadillo with a 9 mm pistol. The bullet ricocheted of the animal, went through a fence and through the back door of the residence.

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Theatre Albany ready to raise curtain on 'Anne of Green Gables' | PHOTO GALLERY

The play about a late 19th-century Canadian orphan adapting to farmlife opens Friday

“Anne of Green Gables,” based on the popular first novel in the series by L.M. Montgomery, will begin a two-week, seven-performance run Friday evening at Theatre Albany.

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Native American Cultural Festival continues this weekend at Chehaw

The festival is designed to both entertain and educate visitors, giving them a perspective on the history of Native Americans

Chehaw kicked off its largest event of the Friday when the park welcomed its annual Native American Cultural Festival, which will continue today and Sunday.