Georgia senators vote against law, saying it hampers intelligence gathering on terrorism
The USA Freedom Act of 2015 changes the data collection part of the law so that Americans’ phone records are not routinely scooped up by federal security agencies.
The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.
Johnson comes to Albany after more than 25 years with the Clayton News Daily
Doffice Johnson has been named the Circulation Manager at The Albany Herald. He comes to Albany from The Clayton News Daily in Jonesboro, where he was a district circulation manager.
Albany and Southwest Georgia see declines in number of unemployed, labor officials say
Labor officials said this is the lowest the Albany and Southwest Georgia rates have been since August 2008 when they were at 6.8 percent.
After spending 53 years in baseball, the Atlanta Braves icon now concentrating on writing
Bobby Dews talks baseball and life at Pataula Charter Career Day
Sen. Freddie Powell Sims speak to the Dougherty Kiwanis Club
Ecomonic development, education and health care are the three major areas of focus for State Senator Freddie Powell Sims (D-Dawson) as she reviews legislation and policy that affects Southwest Georgia.
Tripp Morgan, associates want commercial zoning adjacent to plantation properties
The Dougherty County Commission tables a rezoning request that would allow development of a microbrewery on land adjacent to county plantation land.
Band claims three Georgia Music Awards: Country Band of Year (twice), Entertainers of Year
Albany-based Highway 55 may be the next Southwest Georgia act to find its way to Nashville.
A compilation of House and Senate votes by Georgia's congressional delegation.
Postal workers will collect non-perishable foods left in bags of boxes by mail boxes
Led by letter carriers, the annual drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food to the needy over the past 22 years.
Georgia peanut producers OK commission with 92.4 percent of the vote
More than nine out of 10 Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission in a referendum conducted every three years on the group charged with education and promotion of one of the state’s leading row crops.
When planting in April, farmers run the risk of drastic temperature changes, high thrips pressure and higher occurrences of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).
Veterans Access Act is supposed to make accessing health care easier for American war veterans
A Terrell County veteran is frustrated that civilian health care providers are not allowing coverage under a law Congress passed in 2014 to improve health care access for U.S. military veterans.
A recap of last week's Capitol Hill votes by lawmakers from Georgia
Here's how Georgia's congressional delegation voted last week.
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.