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.
Injured driver in Worth County accident taken to hospital
An early morning accident in Worth County leaves one person dead.
These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices May 18-23.
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.
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 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.
These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices May 11-15.
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.
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 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).