Mitchell County


Tease photo

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 4-10, 2013

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.

Tease photo

Watermelon disease a double whammy for Georgia growers

The effects of the water mold sometimes are not evident until after shipment

Georgia watermelon farmers found Phytophthora to be a hit to the wallet after heavy rains in mid summer made the disease more widespread than normal.

Tease photo

Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives Mutual of America award

Cancer screening program based in Albany receives national recognition

Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was selected as one of the top three organizations to receive national recognition from the Mutual of America Foundation and a $25,000 grant.

Unemployment rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia during October

Georgia Department of Labor announces metro rates for October

An increase in new layoffs and an increase in the number of unemployed residents contributed to a bump in the jobless rate in Albany and Southwest Georgia in October, labor officials say.

Camilla welder wins $50,000 in lottery

Winner plans to purchase a new pickup truck

The winner says he stopped for something else, but decided to make the lottery purchase.

Tease photo

Albany area gets ready for holiday season

The lights of the Christmas season are starting to shine in Southwest Georgia

Albany and other Southwest Georgia communities get ready for the holidays with lots of festive cheer and fun activities.

Tease photo

SOWEGA Council on Aging conducts annual meeting in Albany

Update on new center and annual report presented at SOWEGA Council on Aging meeting

Officials say the SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center is expected to be occupied by mid-January.

Tease photo

Georgia peanut yields higher than expected

Crop pales in comparison to last year’s yield

It was feared earlier in the season that high accumulations of rainfall during the summer washed out portions of farmers’ peanut fields. While reports are low of that being the case, rain did provide other farmers with enough water for their crops to exceed normal growth.

Tease photo

Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Nov. 16, 2013

Fugitive Corey Bernard Zackery has arrest warrants in Dougherty and Mitchell counties

Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive Corey Bernard Zackey has arrests warrants waiting for battery and probation violations.

Tease photo

Liberty House promotes Christmas 'adoption' of victims of abuse

The Adopt a Family Program helps victims of abuse in the Albany area during the holidays

Liberty House’s adoption program for victims of abuse is designed to make the Christmas holidays brighter through the gift of giving.

Albany 2013 One Warm Coat project under way

Second Harvest of South Georgia and Central Monitoring coordinate coat effort in Albany

The Albany One Warm Coat project will run through Jan. 15. The One Warm Coat hotline is (229) 434-1176.

Tease photo

Home buyers beware of high priced real estate deeds

Albany lawyers say paying large amounts for real estate deeds is unnecessary

Albany attorneys and real estate agents want consumers to know paying an outside company large amounts of money to obtain certified copies of property deeds is unnecessary.

Tease photo

Scab hurting pecan producers in Dougherty, Lee and Mitchell counties

Georgia pecan production drops from 90 million pounds to around 65 to 70 million pounds

Increased rainfall in the summer opened the door to disease and drastically lowered individual size and quantity of pecans produced in Georgia this year.

Tease photo

Florida lawsuit threatens irrigation practices in Southwest Georgia

Experts say Georgia farmers are among the nation’s most efficient in their use of water for irrigation practices.

Tease photo

Region braces for tropical storm

Tropical Storm Karen is expected bring winds and rain to Southwest Georgia this weekend.