Lee County


Byne hosting Judgement House

Schedule set for Judgement House visits

The Judgement House presentations will take place in a series of rooms portraying different scenes that combine to tell a story relevant to world events. The presentation lasts about an hour.

Leesburg Bypass ready to open

Section of Leslie Highway will be closed temporarily

Traffic at Leslie Highway will be shifted onto the bypass and Leslie Highway will be closed just south of the traffic shift so the contractor can finish construction of the intersection.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 21-27, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Lee County Commisison chairman wants to get proposals for private EMS service

Commission Chair Rick Muggridge said many area counties have saved money by privatizing EMS

Lee County Commission Chair Rick Muggridge said that while he doesn’t think Lee County can zero out its EMS expenses like some other counties have, he thinks they can be greatly reduced through privatization. Other commissioners say they’d first like to see whether the county’s EMS service can be made more efficient.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 14-20, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Toys for Tots campaign under way in Southwest Georgia

Goal is to collect 7,000 toys for children living in nine Southwest Georgia counties

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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Lee, Colquitt counties looking to limit fallout from sideline fracas

Three ejected from game after fight breaks out on the Colquitt sideline.

Lee County, Colquitt County engaged in discussions to limit fallout from an incident during their game Friday night which resulted in two members of the Lee County sideline chain gang and a Colquitt assistant coach being escorted from from the field by police officers.

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Life is buttery for pecan-producing Goodson family

Goodson Pecans expands to include all-natural pecan butter

Although the family has a rich tradition of growing and selling high quality pecans and pecan products as Goodson Pecans, David Goodson and his wife Melody recently ventured into new and exciting territory with the release of their latest product, all natural pecan butter.

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Handwashing, communication with schools key in preventing spread of childhood diseases

Aside from flu, some common illnesses in children include shigella, scabies and hand, foot and mouth

The onset of flu has already prompted the distribution of educational materials stressing the importance of taking the measures to prevent the spread of flu, but that is not the only illness parents should be concerned about.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Oct. 5-10, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 5-10.

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Chimene Johnson honored as one of Florida's top school principals

Former Lee educator principal at Apalachicola Bay Charter School

The principal at Apalachicola Bay Charter School, Chimene Johnson was honored in late September at a banquet in Orlando and will be recognized at the October meeting of the Florida Board of Education for her accomplishments. She is the daughter of John Paul and Nan Jones of Lee County.

Funds raised to restore cemetery near Sasser

Donations still needed to complete restoration

Two long-neglected cemeteries in south Terrell County are expected to soon get restoration, thanks to fundraising efforts by the Old Herod Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, donations from the Terrell County Historic Preservation Society, Mary Brantley UDC Chapter No. 446, and numerous donations from private citizens.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Oct. 11, 2015

Mauldin & Jenkins announces three promotions

Rob Douglas, Kyle Nichols and Jamie Cromer of Mauldin & Jenkins LLC have received promotions. Douglas and Nichols have advanced to supervisor and Cromer has been promoted to Staff II.

ALBANY AREA BRIEFS: Leesburg Council votes to set tax rate at six mills

Foreclosure activity in metro Albany declines

Second Harvest is seeking volunteers to held that day to be a part of the fight against hunger in South Georgia; anti-bullying event scheduled in Albany.

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SPOOKY SPENDING: Costumes, candy and decorations dominate Halloween retail this season

Sales are expected to be down some from 2014 Halloween spending

Nationally, consumers are expected to spend $6.9 billion celebrating the event, with the biggest share of that going to costumes, followed by candy purchases.