Recent hearing addresses how faith community can help vulnerable children, families
Coordinators said it was part of the statewide effort to get ministers on board, by igniting faith and a sense of personal responsibility, to help the most vulnerable children in Georgia — including those who are fatherless, in poverty, have a parent who is incarcerated or are abused or neglected — through faith community meetings and town hall meetings with the goal of going into partnership agreements and provoking action.
The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.
Metro Albany again leads state in lowest average pump price for gas, $3.199
While gas prices continue to slide, there is still a question as to whether they will dip below $3 a gallon.
These are meetings, civic clubs, classes, seminars and non-entertainment events in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia for Aug. 3-11, 2014.
HISTORY: Even though it is still summertime, students are returning to the classroom.
The year was 1848 when the first known ‘reform school’ opened to combine education and juvenile justice.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra takes on fire, air, water and earth in its upcoming season
The Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform four subscription concerts at the Albany Municipal Auditorium this season, along with its annual family concert in March. Symphony@the Museum will return for four small ensemble performances at the Albany Museum of Art as well.
The georgia sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends midnight Saturday
Road work won't get in the way of shoppers heading out to find back-to-school deals this weekend.
SOWEGA Council on Aging is hosting the Aug. 14 benefit for Meals on Wheels program
The SOWEGA Council on Aging’s annual Comedy Night fundraiser for Meals on Wheels is quickly approaching and organizers have announced that this year’s main attraction is comedian Jeff Allen.
Retailers are preparing for an expected increase in store traffic
The period during which no sales tax will be collected on certain back-to-school items starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and continues until midnight Saturday.
Albany motorists enjoying lowest average price among Georgia’s eight metro areas
A double-digit drop in pump prices on the local, state and national levels has motorists experiencing retail gas prices below what they were paying this time last year.
Season jobs losses and an increased labor force cause a two-tenths of a percent rise from May
Year-to-year, Georgia has shaved a percentage point off its June jobless rate, which was at 8.4% in June 2013.
News on high school and college students from metro Albany and Southwest Georgia
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By July 6, officials had a better idea of the disaster that was coming to Albany
The death toll rises in Sumter County, where 13 people are known dead from the storm, and Albany prepares for a flood of historic proportions by ordering 14,000 citizens to evacuate their homes.
Antique and craft stores like Alice and Jay draws shoppers from across the state
Thanks to the growing popularity of anchor retailers, downtown Sasser is seeing a retail resurgence as a mecca for antique and craft hunters from across Georgia and beyond.
By the end of the day July 5, 1994, officials knew record flood water would hit Albany
The first warning that many in south Georgia had in 1994 that the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto would soon make that first tropical storm of the year a name in infamy came as the area found most of its Independence Day holiday activities, including Albany’s annual fireworks show, scuttled because of the downpour.