Worth County


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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - June 3-9, 2015

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

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Doffice Johnson named circulation manager at The Albany Herald

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.

Unemployment rate for April drops to 6.9 percent in metro Albany, 6.8 percent in Southwest Georgia

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.

Worth County collision leaves one person dead

Injured driver in Worth County accident taken to hospital

An early morning accident in Worth County leaves one person dead.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - May 18-23, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices May 18-23.

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Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine restaurant closing

Lemon Grass owners say decision to close the Albany restaurant driven by family considerations

After serving Albany area diners for the past three years, the Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine restaurant is closing its doors Saturday so that the owners can spend more time with their family.

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ConAgra agrees to $11.2 million settlement for tainted peanut butter produced in 2006-07 in Sylvester

The criminal fine against the company would be the largest ever in a food safety case

In 2006-07, peanut butter from the company’s Sylvester plant sickened more than 625 people in the United States. The settlement between the Justice Department and ConAgra now awaits approval by a federal court judge.

Law enforcement issues alert on bogus 'Publisher's Clearing House winner' scam

Law enforcement in Worth, Tift counties have received complaints

The scammer tries to get the individual who answers the phone call to send in money to cover the supposed federal and state taxes so that the “sweepstakes” money can be released. Those who receive emails and calls of this nature are urged to contact their local police.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - May 11-15, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices May 11-15.

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Highway 55 on the road to country music success | PHOTO GALLERY

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.

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Georgia congressional delegation votes for week of May 1-7, 2015

A compilation of House and Senate votes by Georgia's congressional delegation.

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Letter carriers set for annual food drive on Saturday

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.

Worth County sheriff's deputy accidentally runs over man in roadway

Officials are trying to determine cause of death

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a case where a Worth deputy accidentally ran over a man with his patrol car.

Georgia peanut growers affirm continuation of Peanut Commission

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.

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Agronomist cautions peanut producers against planting early

When planting in April, farmers run the risk of drastic temperature changes, high thrips pressure and higher occurrences of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).