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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor’s attorney tries for protection alternative
The attorney of Dawson mayor Christopher Wright hopes to provide security alternatives.
An interruption in Gulf fuel production has caused retail gas prices to rise
More than 43 million Americans — including 1.24 million Georgians — are expected to travel away from home over the Thanksgiving holidays.
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.
Escapee eludes officers
With little time left in his sentence, an inmate walks out of a transitional facility.
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.
Dawson Mayor Chris Wright says the City Council is refusing to provide him additional security.
The mayor of Dawson said his Halloween night shooting was politically motivated.
The final People’s Choice player of the week high school football poll leads views for week
These were the most viewed articles at www. albanyherald.com for the week.
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.
Members of a Georgia black mayors organization want increased protection for Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright
Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright continues to recover from multiple gunshot wounds he suffered at his home on Oct. 31.
Mayor Christopher Wright was shot multiple times Oct. 31 at his Dawson home
NAACP officials in Terrell County have established a medical fund for wounded Dawson mayor Christopher Wright, who is in serious condition.
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.