Worth County


Walmart shoplifters sought in Sylvester

Police investigating shoplifting at Sylvester Walmart

The Sylvester Police Department issue a lookout for three Walmart shoplifters.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 11-18, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 11-18.

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

Stormy weather in Southwest Georgia should clear for Christmas

Up to 6 inches of rain expected; tornadoes possible

ALBANY — The weather may well be frightening Tuesday and into the early part of Christmas Eve, but not in the way suggested by the popular Christmas carol.

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Albany area group helps Wounded Warriors Project

Volunteers make $13,000 donation to Wounded Warriors Project

Thanks to the success of the Run for Wounded Heroes fundraiser a proud group of volunteers is able this holiday season to present a generous gift the Wounded Warriors Project.

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UGA Tifton to host Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Event set for Jan. 15 at UGA Tifton Conference Center

UGA economists, pathologists and entomologists from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will also be on hand to provide industry updates.

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Christmas holidays in lights 2014 | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany residences shine during the holiday season

These are scenes of decorated homes suggested by readers of The Albany Herald and visitors at albanyherald.com.

National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate in Albany offering family education program

NAMI Family to Family Education Program coming to Albany Jan. 12

The class will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m, and is open to family members and close friends who have a loved one living with mental illness.

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Low gas prices making for an extra Merry Christmas

Drivers say low gas prices allow for more Christmas spending

With gas prices hoving just above $2 many Southwest Georgia drivers are hoping to transfer that savings into some much needed funds for Christmas shopping this year.

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Nighttime spraying recommended in treating peanuts for white mold disease

Disease can devastate Georgia peanut crop

Because of its ability to produce oxalic acid and enzymes that can kill peanut crops, white mold disease is an annual concern, not only in Georgia but throughout the Southeast. The disease was not as widespread this year as in years past, said UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor and scientist Tim Brenneman, but the disease’s impact will continue to be felt statewide.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Dec. 11, 2014

Eric Malcolm Corley is wanted on warrants issued in Dougherty and Colquitt counties

Eric Malcolm Corley, 29, of Worth County, is wanted on a forgery charge and for questioning in Dougherty County, and on warrants for harassing communication and stalking in Colquitt County.

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Man charged in Sylvester forgery case

Two arrested after Sylvester traffic stop

A Lawrenceville man is arrested on forgery charges after a traffic stop in Sylvester.

Metro Albany, Southwest Georgia October jobless rates dip below 8%

Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia region each improve to 7.9%

Metro Albany has 200 fewer jobs in October than a year ago, but its unemployment rate declines from 8.6% to 7.9% during the same 12-month period.

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Pecan City Pedalers enjoy benefits of bicycle riding

Local group hosts weekly rides, advocates for bicycle safety

The Pecan City Pedalers have any number of reasons to take part in cycling, dating back to their childhood days.

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Cotton crop survives early frost

Farmers ahead of schedule in harvesting crop

Depending on the severity of the frost, cold temperatures can cause nearly mature bolls to open, and also can lead to bolls burning and rotting in the field.