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Worth County Clerk fired in split vote

Worth County Clerk Rene Whidby had been serving 60-day probation

The Worth County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday night to terminate the employment of county clerk Rene Whidby amid allegations of misappropriation of funds and insubordination.

Three convicted of bribery, fraud in Albany Marine base trucking contracts | VIDEO

Two Albany men and a Sylvester man are convicted in federal court

Two former civilian workers at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and a military contractor Christopher Whitman have been convicted in federal court of a bribery and fraud scheme in which prosecutors say $800,000 in bribeds netted the company of contractor Whitman more than $37 million in less than four years.

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Robert Cross Park meeting house product of county leaders' vision

Facility will enhance amenities at south Dougherty County park

A newly built facility in Robert Cross Park will give groups of up to 400 a first-rate meeting locale.

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Dougherty County commissioners asked to join in ethics fight

Nonprofit Common Cause Georgia wants to reform state ethics legislation

The executive director of Common Cause Georgia tells Dougherty County commissioners statewide ethics reform is needed.

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Changes under way at Grand Island Golf Club in Lee County

Lee County Recreation Authority will look at proposals for adding a driving range

Lee County Commissioner Luke Singletary says the county’s recreation authority has been working with Grand Island’s staff to make changes to become more efficient and to allow a more precise snapshot of the club’s financial situation.

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Utility initiatives adding to Albany's bottom line

Programs bring new customers, appliances, security lights online

New programs initiated by the Albany Utility Board focus on gas customers, appliance upgrades and security lighting.

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Hugh Mills Stadium upgrade to include artificial turf

SPLOST-funded stadium improvements will keep facility ‘Olympic-quality’

Dougherty County commissioners will vote next week on funding for an upgrade to Hugh Mills Stadium that includes artificial turf.

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Dougherty County commissioners to take closer look at drug fund usage

Sheriff's request to use drug funds for its CHAMPS program under closer scrutiny

Specific usage of drug funds is called into question by Dougherty County Attorney Spencer Lee.

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Dougherty County Commission to consider greenspace master plan

Advisory committee wants to redirect SPLOST funds to tie together greenspace trails

Dougherty County officials are looking at ways to promote ecotourism through a countywide greenspace master plan.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports: Feb. 21-23, 2015

Public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and early Monday in Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 52 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce delegation to visit Georgia Capitol

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce delegation visit part of legislative affairs agenda

A group of delgates representing the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will be heading to Atlanta this week for a round of meetings with leaders at the state capitol to help ensure that legislators fully understand the needs of Albany and Dougherty County.

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Dougherty County leaders plan for employee pay raises

Officials say stagnant wages costing Dougherty County some of its most valuable employees

Dougherty County commissioners vow to find a way to increase county employees’ wages for the first time in more than five years.

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Albany leaders have one eye on 2015, the other on 2018

City Commission preparing for future without millions in MEAG credits

Albany city officials will discuss current financial matters and futue budget cuts at a two-day late-February reatreat.

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Albany officials ready to tackle downtown

Inner-city development pushed to forefront of commission concerns

Albany city officials acknowledge that they must pay a role in development of downtown.

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Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful volunteers plant trees for Arbor Day

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful plants 30 trees in downtown Albany

Despite some chilly weather dedicated group of volunteers did their part to keep Albany and Dougherty County beautiful Saturday morning in honor of Arbor Day.

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