Worth County


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SOWEGA Council on Aging Director Kay Hind's senior center dream a reality (VIDEO)

The grand opening of Senior Life Enrichment Center planned Thursday

The new SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center will be properly shown off Thursday with a dedication, ribbon-cutting and dinner/dance.

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Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss looking to next stage of life (Video)

The Georgia senior senator will leave Congress in January after 20 years at Capitol Hill

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he’s looking forward to spending more time with family and exploring post-Senate options, but first he has some work to finish in Congress.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 2, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Environmental Health Offices Feb. 19 through 25.

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Worth County to welcome Walmart soon

OUTLOOK 2014: Walmart is under contruction in the Worth County Industrial Complex

Wal-Mart will be opening in Sylvester later this year and while many point to job creation and tax benefits as reason for optimism, some local business owners are concerned about the impact of the retail giant on small business.

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Phoebe North focus for Phoebe Putney Health System in 2014

OUTLOOK 2014: Plans remain to establish womens and childrens center

While exact figures are not yet clear, the conversion of Phoebe North into a womens and childrens center is expected to be in the eight-figure range.

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Senate passes farm bill (VIDEO)

The Senate action sends the bill to the president for his signature

Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators support passage of a new, five-year farm bill.

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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation mixed on reactions to State of the Union address (VIDEOS)

Republicans are critical of President Obama for what they see as job-killing policies

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has a positive reaction to the president’s speech, while U.S. Rep. Austin Scott is critical, as are Georgia’s two U.S. senators.

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Sylvester drug agents make marijuana bust

Sylvester resident arrested for pot possession

Police in Worth County arrest a resident for marijuana possession.

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Sylvester food store robbed at gunpoint

Food store robbers work as team

A Sylvester food store is robbed by masked gunmen.

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Peanut producers worry about thrips

Advice given on how to protect against the tiny inspect

There are more than 7,000 species of thrips, but only two cause problems for Georgia farmers and UGA researchers — tobacco thrips and western flower thrips.

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Two men die from Worth County crash

Failure to yield results in collision with tractor trailer

An 81-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, the latter of whom was celebrating a birthday, died following a crash in Poulan.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Jan. 12, 2014

Businesses and Agencies inspected are required to post score sheets where the public can see them.

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Jan. 4-9, 2014.

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Southwest Georgians named in Georgia Trend as among 100 most influential Georgians

Hospital CEO, congressmen named in latest edition of Georgia Trend

Joel Wernick, president and CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System, has made the list now for eight consecutive years.

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Gas price average sets another new year record

2013 will go on the books as the least expensive year for motorists since 2010

Experts expect pump prices to continue to rise slowly until later in the month, when they traditionally decline because of low demand.