These are meetings and events you need to know about in metro Albany for the week of Dec. 9-15, 2013.
Several government agencies have their final meeting of the year this week, and both Albany State and Darton State conduct their fall commencement ceremonies.
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Officials using National Influenza Vaccination Week to promote flu prevention
Since the holiday travel period gives an opportunity for disease to circulate, the public is being encouraged to get their flu shots before opening their gifts this Christmas.
These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 26 - Dec. 4.
The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.
Peanut economists expect Georgia peanut production to hit close to a two tons per acre
Georgia peanut acreage, at 430,000 acres this year, could increase by 15 percent in 2014, forecasters say.
Workers covered by the county insurance would pay more if they use tobacco products
A new four-tier option plan will be offered to workers employed by Lee County.
Miss Georgia Carly Mathis is grand marshal of Leesburg’s Christmas parade
Sidewalks were jammed Saturday for Leesburg’s Sprit of Christmas parade and festival.
The following is a list of meetings and classes happening in the area this week.
Approval of the naming is still needed from the Lee County Commission and Smithville City Council
The document approved Tuesday night recognizes “all military veterans of Lee County.” The wording states that designating the highway Veterans Memorial Highway “will provide recognition of such sacrifice and serve as a reminder to all that freedom is not free.”
Second annual event scheduled after Christmas parade and festival
Judging will be in three categories for best Christmas attire in three categories including small, up to 18 pounds; medium, 19-39 pounds and large, 40 pounds and up.
A JFK commemoration, breakfast with Santa, musical auditions and a trivia contest headline Lee County High School events
Lee County High School students display memories of JFK’s assassination day and prepare for Santa Clause, auditions for a stage version of “Young Frankenstein,” and hone up for a book trivia contest next week.
A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Christmas will make its presence known this weekend as parades, concerts and stage productions hit high gear.
Metro Albany gas rises nearly a nickle in a week while state and national averages decline
Gas price experts expect average prices to decline in the coming weeks, though it may be slower in the Southeast where there was a fuel supply disruption in mid-November.
Escapee spotted this morning by Oak Hill Dairy Farm
Bobby Smith has been missing since he failed to report back to the Albany Transition Center prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.