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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orange cane blotch problems put growers out of business
During the fungicide trials that led to the discovery of the efficacy of ProPhyt, UGA researchers sprayed 13 fungicides on a commercial blackberry farm in Lanier County. The results, showing ProPhyt as the most effective, were distributed to local producers. Growers throughout the Southeast now use the fungicide.
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.
Raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats, bobcats and coyotes among wild animals known to harbor disease
During the spring, as the weather is getting warmer, more wild animals are stirring and more people and pets are spending time outdoors, increasing the potential for rabies exposure.
Albany area sky-watchers will not be able to see the full lunar eclipse
The third of a series of four consecutive biannual lunar eclipses will occur Saturday morning. Unfortunately for sky-watchers in Southwest Georgia, the moon will set before it fully enters Earth’s shadow. Weather permitting, however, the final lunar eclipse in the tetrad in September should be prime viewing in the Albany area.
Tyson Foods closing Buena Vista plant, paring 190 jobs
In an effort to streamline operations, poultry giant Tyson Foods Inc. has announced that it will be cutting the third shift from its plant in Dawson, in addition to closing the company’s location in Buena Vista. The moves will eliminate a combined 260 jobs.
Albany traffic officers say teen drivers too distracted
A study by AAA and the University of Iowa finds teen driver distractions to be four times worse than earlier believed.
Community news and events
GLASS director to speak at Leesburg library; Young Marines collecting DVDs for military personnel; Humane Society of Terrell County seeks donations, plans yard sale.