Measure would allow city officials to offer early retirement incentives, reduce staff
The Albany City Commission approves a measure that will pave the way for planned staff cuts.
Long-time public servants end careers that span more than 58 years
Friends and colleagues recognize long-time Dougherty County officials Jeff Sinyard and Jack Stone as they end their political careers.
County government, volunteers want to re-establish GCAPS program in local school system
Dougherty County commissioners OK a student awareness program and select volunteer board members during their final meeting of the year.
Outgoing Dougherty Commission chairman has served community for 30 years
Jeff Sinyard has been at the center of major issues that have impacted the community over the past 30 years.
Local businessman has become Southwest Georgia's most passionate ambassador
Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard will preside over his final commission meeting Monday.
Budget cuts forcing closure of youth center at Albany Marine base
Youth and teen services will still be available to families attached to the base, but in different locations after the building shuts its doors, officials at MCLB-Albany said.
Economic Development fund has $17.2 million set aside to stimulate job growth in community
An Albany City Commission committee votes to approve a $3.5 million loan to its utility authority for building improvements. The decisions must be approved by the Albany City Commission before they can go into effect.
Lee County Commissioner Ed Duffy attends his last regular meeting as a board member
Commissioners unanimously approved a request from County Manager Ron Rabun and Planning Director Matt Inman to accept a bid from Reeves Construction Co. for resurfacing more than six miles of roadway, including almost four miles on Lovers Lane, for $806,977. The project includes 1.05 miles of resurfacing on the Lee County portion of North Doublegate Road and 1.33 miles on James Pond Road.
Amendment would allow Albany to expand utilities services outside city, county limits
Albany city officials take a close look at a proposed charter change that would impact the city’s utilities services.
Albany city officials looking ahead to $6 million shortfall that starts in 2018
Albany leaders look to prepare for life without Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia credits that end in 2018.
County official notes public response on vote to purchase 13 $5,000 computers
The Dougherty County administrator offers details about computer purchases approved by the County Commission.
Jail officials say new locking system is priority project at facility
The Dougherty County Commission is asked to reallocate SPLOST funding for a priority project at the county’s jail.
Moore, Inman, Hancock, Merritt graduate
The 2014 graduates from Lee County include Casey Moore, Leesburg city clerk; Matt Inman, Lee County Planning Department director; William Hancock of Webb properties and Jay Merritt of Meritt Insurance, Investments and Consulting.
Albany Marine base expected to utilize steam energy created at $230 million plant
One of the final steps in the development of a biomass energy plant on the Procter & Gamble-Albany campus is approved by the local Payroll Development Authority.
Road resurfacing tops list for Lee County Commission
State Rep. Ed Rynders and state Sen.-elect Greg Kirk pledged to work with the individual agencies represented at the meeting, but, Rynders said, as always, the state budget rules what can be funded.
Southwest Georgia political news from The Albany Herald newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- Capitol Votes -- Jan. 16-22, 2015
- Founding Fathers got started as Sons of Liberty
- Southwest Georgia congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union speech
- As General Assembly session begins, transportation, education top the list of priorties
- Capitol Votes by Georgia delegation -- week ending Jan. 8, 2015
- Mathis certain he'll qualify for Albany mayoral run; Hubbard nears decision
- After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu
- Capitol Votes -- Week ending Dec. 18, 2014
- Jeff Sinyard, Jack Stone honored during farewell gathering
- Dougherty County legislative delegation gets leaders' 'wish lists'
Albany and Southwest Georgia Education News
- Deerfield-Windsor School retains SAIS, SACS accreditation
- Dougherty County School Board elects Velvet Riggins as new chairperson
- Dougherty County School System Notebook
- Dougherty County School System instructs Westover High to take Title I funds
- Gov. Nathan Deal names Sen. Freddie Powell-Sims to Education Reform Commission
- Superintendent tells ACRI gathering he sees improvement in Dougherty County School System.
- Former Sherwood Christian Academy coach accused of sexual relationship with student
- Darton State College announces workforce reduction
- Default judgment motion to add 2 assistants to bullying suit against Dougherty County School System is denied
- Once again, funding for fine arts center at Albany State University not in the budget
- Sometimes a picture says it all ... 3 comments
- Is the city set to kill the multimodal project? 1 comment
- Oh the irony...legislators ban cameras from hearing on 'Open Government' 4 comments
- Commissioner officially gets 'schooled' 1 comment
- City commission meeting moved
- EPA releases interactive polluter map
- Ya'll Come on Back Now, Ya' hear?
- County pondering Gillionville speed limit change
- Commissioners bid adieu to the mayor in their own unique fashion 3 comments
- Prohibition by abstention?