Worth County


Albany area unemployment up in July

July numbers show area unemployment on the rise

Despite the the month to month increases in the jobless rate from Albany and Southwest Georgia, both rates were favorable compared to last year’s as metro Albany’s was down year over year from the 9.3 percent reported in 2013. Southwest Georgia’s 9.1 percent was the same rate reported last July.

Warwick City Council not likely to revisit firing of former police chief David Morris

Some residents want David Morris reinstated, but their pleas fall on deaf ears

Crowd urges Warwick council to reinstate fired police chief

Warwick public defender Cheryle Bryan urges change in Warwick police practices

Excessive traffic stops, charge stacking and lying to young motorists are eroding faith in Warwick law enforcement, public defender says

While the Municipal Court in Warwick has gotten much busier, rarely is anyone charged with a traffic violation a resident of Warwick, the city’s public defender says.

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Warwick city judge addresses concerns about conduct of police department

Letter to Warwick City Council lists civil rights violations, conduct in court, speed traps as major areas of concern

Municipal Judge William Gregory addresses concerns about conduct of Warwick Police Department in a letter sent to the members of the City Council.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 8-14, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 8 through 14.

Southwest Georgia public health officials pushing immunization awareness

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Certain people may be at higher risk for getting some diseases or having more serious illness if they were to get sick, like young children, older adults and those with health conditions, Southwest Public Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said.

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Girl Scouts looking forward to coming year

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia officials getting word out on upcoming year for the organization

In terms of fundraisers, one of the biggest for the Girl Scouts is the Bucks and Bows Dinner and Auction currently slated for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Chehaw Park.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Aug. 15, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School on Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Georgia Federal-State Shipping Point Inspection Service moves to new office in Albany | VIDEO

The inspection service opens office in Pecan Grove Industrial Park

A ribbon-cutting for the facility, located at 951 Pecan Grove Drive in Pecan Grove Industrial Park, was held on Tuesday and attended by various Albany and Dougherty County officials, as well as Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

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Metro Albany again leads state in lowest gas prices

Pump prices continue an unusual late-summer decline in cost

At $3.146 on Monday, metro Albany had the lowest average gas price of Georgia’s eight metro areas surveyed daily AAA.

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Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 11, 2014

Weekly report on health inspections of restaurants and kitchens in metro Albany

These are inspections conducted in Dougherty, Lee and WSorth counties Aug. 1-7.

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Georgia Department of Human Services, faith community hold public hearing | VIDEO

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.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 6-12, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 6, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices July 25-31.

Teen killed in Worth County crash Saturday

Ty Ty teen killed in Brown Cemetery Road wreck

Three individuals were traveling in a vehicle going westward on Brown Cemetery Road when the driver lost control of the car as it was coming down a hill crest, causing it to flip on its passenger side and into a ditch.