Worth County


Fuel truck overturns in Worth County

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.

Flu clinics Sept. 25 at Worth County Elementary, Oct. 8 at Worth County Agricultural Pavilion

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.

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Website an autumn map to the changing color of leaves in Georgia

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

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Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts damp, chilly winter; El Nino may be Godzilla-sized wild card

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.

Three sentenced in military trucking fraud case

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.

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Georgia U.S. senators blast Democrats for blocking Iran nuclear deal vote

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.

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Aspire Behavioral Health Clinic hosts recovery celebration

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.

Albany Area News Briefly

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.

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Cheap gas expected to lead to heavy Labor Day travel in Georgia, U.S.

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.

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ABAC performance series starts on Sept. 27

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.

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Former hurriance Erika fizzles out, unlikely to impact Southwest Georgia

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.

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Georgia Political Briefs

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.

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Remnants of Erika likely mean a wet week ahead for Albany area

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.

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Gas falls below $2 per gallon at some Albany stations

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.

Unemployment in July rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia

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.