Southwest Georgia congressional delegation mixed on reactions to State of the Union address (VIDEOS)
Republicans are critical of President Obama for what they see as job-killing policies
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has a positive reaction to the president’s speech, while U.S. Rep. Austin Scott is critical, as are Georgia’s two U.S. senators.
Pastor, Albany Police Department employees acknowledged at Albany City Commission meeting
Sgt. Kawaski Barnes, named the Albany Police Office of the Year, was recognized by city officials for his efforts in organizing events and dedication to his duties as a police officer, a nomination letter on him reads.
Numerous government offices, schools and organization close today
Driving conditions were already deteriorating in northern amd central parts of the state Tuesday, and were expected to worsen after nightfall. Transportation officials urge motorists to stay off the roads until mid-morning today at the earliest.
Operators of the oval track say residents may be hearing noise generated by the nearby drag strip
Noise restrictions on the Albany Motor Speedway that were imposed by Dougherty County officials in 2008 have been followed, speedway officials say.
Dougherty County Commission chair will give up office at end of the year
Dougherty County Commission Chair Jeff Sinyard says he will not seek re-election this year.
Ongoing Albany transportation project well into its second decade
The Albany City Commission pushes efforts to move forward with a long-delayed multimodal transportation project.
Citizen volunteers selected to serve on advisory boards, commissions
Albany city commissioners fulfilled their first official duty of the new year by selecting citizens to serve on advisory boards.
Proposed station would give Southwest Georgia trauma care coverage
Department of Public Safety officials say the state is willing to put up more than $12 million to bring a Life Flight operation to Southwest Georgia.
An ordinance based on the Georgia definition of a pit bull has been proposed in Albany
The Albany City Commission is expected to discuss the proposed pit bull restrictions at its first meeting of the year on Monday.
New commissioners say they're ready to tackle Albany's pressing issues
Two new Albany city commissioners, elected in the 2013 municipal elections, will take office Monday.
Rick Muggridge will serve a second year-long term as chairman of the board
Dennis Roland was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve another year-long term as vice chairman of the Lee County Commission.
City attorney: ADICA cannot commit city funds to aquarium
A downtown Albany attraction is seeking a management agreement with an Albany city development authority.
School system needs to apply for hardship waiver for Georgia's direct classroom expenditures rule
The state requires that school systems spend 65 percent of their operating expenditures on direct classroom instruction.
Staff recommends approval of requests brought before Planning Commission
The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission approves a pair of development requests with little fanfare.
EDC No. 2 official Justin Strickland named interim director
Economic and Development Commission president Ted Clem is reportedly accepting another position.
Southwest Georgia political news from The Albany Herald newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- Gov. Nathan Deal signs SB 349 into law at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (Video)
- Sen. Saxby Chambliss looking to next stage of life (Video)
- Three seeking county commission seats in Lee County
- Medical marijuana bill passes Georgia House
- Georgia Supreme Court to hear appeal in Baker County School Board case
- Immigration may be next up for U.S. House
- Southwest Georgia congressional delegation mixed on reactions to State of the Union address (VIDEOS)
- Jeff Sinyard will not seek re-election to Dougherty County Commission chairmanship
- U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston rebuts perk claim
- Col. Allen West to speak at Lincoln Day event in Lee County
Albany and Southwest Georgia Education News
- Metro Albany Briefs - April 16, 2014
- Elimination of Dougherty County school staff furlough days still on agenda
- Dougherty County Teacher of the Year finalist Sandra Masters says each child is unique (Video)
- Dougherty Teacher of the year finalist Martez Favis credits success to pain, support (Video)
- Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Tracey Wingfield believes greatness lies within all students (Video)
- Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Sarah Bivins says her mother knew best (Video)
- Dougherty Teacher of Year finalist Jennifer Lewis-Polite always wanted to be a teacher (VIDEO)
- Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Victoria Brackins wants to share her knowledge (VIDEO)
- Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Patricia Littleton says reward is impacting lives (VIDEO)
- Dougherty County Teacher of The Year finalist Yolanda Bryant says teaching is her destiny (VIDEO)
- 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?