The most-read stories of the week at www.albanyherald.com
The most-read stories for the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 6 week at www.albanyherald.com
Officials using National Influenza Vaccination Week to promote flu prevention
Since the holiday travel period gives an opportunity for disease to circulate, the public is being encouraged to get their flu shots before opening their gifts this Christmas.
Tommy Coleman represents the Dougherty County School System
A former Mayor of Albany, Tommy Coleman represents the Dougherty and Baker County school systems as well as 27 southwest Georgia municipalities and counties
These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 26 - Dec. 4.
The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.
Peanut economists expect Georgia peanut production to hit close to a two tons per acre
Georgia peanut acreage, at 430,000 acres this year, could increase by 15 percent in 2014, forecasters say.
The following is a list of meetings and classes happening in the area this week.
A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Christmas will make its presence known this weekend as parades, concerts and stage productions hit high gear.
The Christmas season gets in full swing this week in Metro Albany.
Saturday will be perhaps the busiest of the year in terms of activities in Metro Albany.
The effects of the water mold sometimes are not evident until after shipment
Georgia watermelon farmers found Phytophthora to be a hit to the wallet after heavy rains in mid summer made the disease more widespread than normal.
Cancer screening program based in Albany receives national recognition
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was selected as one of the top three organizations to receive national recognition from the Mutual of America Foundation and a $25,000 grant.
Georgia Department of Labor announces metro rates for October
An increase in new layoffs and an increase in the number of unemployed residents contributed to a bump in the jobless rate in Albany and Southwest Georgia in October, labor officials say.
An interruption in Gulf fuel production has caused retail gas prices to rise
More than 43 million Americans — including 1.24 million Georgians — are expected to travel away from home over the Thanksgiving holidays.
The lights of the Christmas season are starting to shine in Southwest Georgia
Albany and other Southwest Georgia communities get ready for the holidays with lots of festive cheer and fun activities.
A man is hospitalized with gunshot injuries
Harold Crutchfield of Worth County is hospitalized after being shot in the back at his home.