The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.8 percent in July, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in June. The rate was 10.1 percent in July a year ago.
Family and friends of Eddie Etheridge have established an account with Help Hope Live to raise money for him to receive a double- lung transplant.
Emergency management staffers believe the area will avoid major flooding unless heavy rains arrive
While gas pump prices nationally and in Georgia have declined over the past week, motorists in metro Albany have seen a nine-cent average price hike.
Metro Albany has the lowest average gas prices of any Georgia metro area Monday as fuel costs decline.
For the first time since 2000, The Albany Herald has a design change.
You could attribute it to a presentation to institutional investors on Wall Street a couple of weeks ago.Another possible answer might be an earnings report for the second quarter that reflected net income of $2.7 million. Another suspect is a 35 percent growth rate in the past year, not counting acquisitions. Whatever the reason, Heritage Financial Corp. Inc., the holding company of HeritageBank of the South, has seen its stock climb from the $14 range to more than $19 in recent days.
Michelle Nunn is looking to fill the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie.
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Elliott Minor covered Southwest Georgia for more than two decades for The Associated Press.
The family of a Worth County man injured in a tractor accident is grateful for community support.
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Elvie Barlow, a veteran and environmental scientist, traces his family’s amazing history in “Covered by the Blood.”
A 100-acre tract in southeast Doughert County was obtained by a man who was at the time a slave, and his family treasures its history.
Seasonal factors contributed to the rise in unemployment rates in June, Georgia Department of Labor officials said.