Wrecked fuel truck spills diesel fuel
Douglas Foster, 52, is charged with failure to maintain lane after crashing a Pilot Flying J fuel truck in Worth County.
School clinic meant to boost school disaster preparedness, reduce absenteeism
Vaccine will be made available to children at the school clinic regardless of their insurance status, and takes place ahead of the Worth County annual community disaster drill — in the form of a drive-thru shot clinic — from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 8.
Georgia State Parks launch Leaf Watch site Oct. 1
Those looking for the best vantage points in Georgis state parks to see the colorful changing leaves of autumn can get some guidance from a website that goes live Oct. 1
Much of the United States will experience a cooler- and wetter-than-normal winter, the Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting, but if the Pacific Ocean’s El Nino builds into a strong weather-affecting event as many experts think, that forecast could get a lot rainier, especially in the Southeast.
Trucking company owner gets 22 years in federal prison
Military trucking fraud defendants Christopher Whitman, Shawn McCarty and Bradford Newell are sentenced Thursday in Albany federal court.
Republican senators could not muster the 60 votes needed to move resolution forward
U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, both Georgia Republicans, express outrage over procedural vote that prevents the Senate from taking an up-or-down vote on the Obama administration’s agreement that was negotiated with Iran over that nation’s nuclear program.
Recovery celebration kicks off National Recovery Month
A group of the Albany area’s foremost leaders in the areas of addiction and recovery shared their thoughts and some words of encouragement Tuesday afternoon as they helped kick off National Recovery Month at a special celebrate recovery gathering at Albany’s Aspire Behavioral Health Clinic.
Housing hearing set Tuesday in Sylvester
Do you have a will? What will happen to your estate once you pass away? The answers to these questions can be answered by John A. Donsbach, with Donsbach and King, LLC during a hearing in Bainbridge on Sept. 15.
With gas about $1 cheaper a gallon than last year, experts think about 35.5 million people, including 30.4 million motorists, will take a trip of 50 miles or more over the long holiday weekend. Meanwhile, DOT is restricting lane closures and the Georgia State Patrol will be out in force all weekend.
The Albany Symphony and guest Tom Fain will open the performing arts season
Opera, jazz and dramatic performances based on works from Shakespeare and Mozart are all included in this year’s “ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series” at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Erika falls apart over weekend
After generating concern over potential wind and rain in Southwest Georgia for the past week, former hurriance Erika will likely have little impact on the area.
Georgia Political Briefs
U.S. Sen. Isakson, four U.S. House members touring Georgia bases; U.S. Sen. Perdue applauds North Dakota ruling against WOTUS; U.S. Rep. Bishop hosting a miliarty families summit; Georgia Ag Commissioner Black leads delegation to Panama.
Weather forecasters do not expect Erika to reform into a cyclone
The remnants of Erika were expected to move north just to the west of the Florida peninsula’s Gulf Coast before it reaches land somewhere along the panhandle, bringing rain to Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Metro Albany ranked 2nd lowest in state on Saturday
On a tank of gas, Albany motorists are paying about $20 less per fill-up than they were in late August 2014.
Rates for Albany, Southwest Georgia at 8 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively
The metro Albany rate rose as the number of jobs decreased by 300 in July to 59,900. The job losses came in the service-related industries, including trade, transportation and warehousing and government, labor officials said.