Lee County


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Albany auto dealership makes big move

Prince Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC completes its move to Lee County

A Tifton-based auto sales company moves its Albany operation to Lee County.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: The Albany Herald's top stories for 2013

2013 a monumental year for many Southwest Georgians

The Albany Herald filled its readers in on the meteoric rises and the precipitous falls during the past 365 days.

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November unemployment down in Albany, Southwest Georgia

Job increases, insurance claims drop results in jobless rate decline

Officials with the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the unemployment rate for metro Albany last month was at its lowest since it was 8.1 percent in March 2009.

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Albany families practice cinematic therapy on Christmas Day

Albany families flock to the theater on Christmas Day

A Christmas Day movie is becoming a tradition among America’s families.

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No surprises in recent state health rankings

Health behaviors cited as areas needed for improvement in recent report

A recent report showed that things such as childhood poverty and obesity are the things that still need to be improved on to help the overall state of health in Georgia.

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Gas prices in Albany on the rise

Albany was one of four Georgia metro areas to see pump prices increase over the past week

Officials with AAA The Auto Club expect gas prices in general to rise shortly after the new year begins.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 23, 2013

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 12 through 18.

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Metro Albany schools to get light maintenance over holiday break

Major work will continue at Dougherty High over the Christmas/New Years break

School maintenance is slowing for Christmas holiday break, but work continues on Dougherty High renovations.

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Albany area lights up for holiday season (Tour the Gallery)

Decorations brighten up the Christmas holidays

There are several places in metro Albany that display the beauty of Christmas in light. Tour the gallery. If you have a photo you'd like to add to it, email it along with the address to southview@albanyherald.com.

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Albany area gains jobs in November

Albany area job gain points toward lower unemployment rates for November

The Georgia Department of Labor announce that the Georgia unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent in November, its lowest point in the last five year.

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Albany, Dougherty officials voice legislative priorities

Area legislators hear Albany, Dougherty wish lists prior to opening of General Assembly

City, County officials present area lawmakers with a list of items they’d like to see moved upon in the next legislative session.

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Americans expected to set year-end holiday travel record

About three out of 10 Americans will travel over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period

When it comes to holiday traveling, about 91 percent of Americans plan to drive.

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Albany retailers say Christmas shopping has been strong

Many local retail stores feel business has been good this year

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing many Albany area retailers say business has been steady and on par with, if not better than, last year.

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Bobby Watkins named interim director of Lee Public Safety Department

County manager picks Bobby Watkins to direct EMS, fire operations

The purpose behind the creation of a public safety department is to cross train all employees to be both a firefighter and an EMS technician. When training and certifications are complete, each dually trained employee will become a “first responder” who can fight a fire or treat a patient.

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Lee School Chief Larry Walters cites support

Lee superintendent touts system's academic success

Dougherty Kiwanis Club is told that parental and community support. is a big reason for Lee County School District's success