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Bobby McKinney to step down from county Elections Board

Community leader wants to help local politicians with their campaigns

Bobby McKinney has decided to resign his position as chairman of the Dougherty Board of Registration and Elections to help with local political campaigns.

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Albany City Commission tentatively OKs former Synovus Bank property purchase

If finalized, the Albany Utility Board and some city services would move to the 400 block of Pine Avenue

The Albany City Commission tentatively approves $2,815,945.01 in spending to purchase, furnish and renovate former bank property on Pine Avenue for use by the city’s utility and other city offices.

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Dougherty County Commission approves Ag zoning amendment

Move could pave way for microbrewery on property for agriculture

The Dougherty County Commission voted 6-1 to approve a text amendment that will allow certain agribusiness and agritourism uses in districts zoned for agriculture.

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Dougherty County educator, public official Commodore Conyers dies

Former Dougherty High principal spent a life time in public service

Commodore Conyers found dead at his home.

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Albany Utility Board members concerned over their new advisory status

Utility authority can now only recommend actions to Albany City Commission

Members of the Albany Utility Board say the city manager’s interpretation of the city charter, which regulates the panel to an advisory-only capacity, makes decision-making slower.

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Albany Commission, ADICA OK purchase of downtown Pine Avenue/Front Street property

Joint property purchase made by Albany officials in effort to spur downtown development

The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority agrees to jointly purchase, with the city of Albany, property on Front Street and Pine Avenue to create business opportunities and spark downtown development.

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Albany-Dougherty leaders share thoughts on state of Albany/Dougherty County community | VIDEO | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Mayor, Dougherty County Chair, DCSS Superintendent form community update panel

Continued collaboration was the overarching theme as three of the community’s leaders joined a panel to discuss the state of Albany and Dougherty County at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community luncheon.

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Albany leaders pave way for new downtown hotel

Agreement allows Albany Holdings to begin preparation for Home2 Suites

The Albany City Commission agrees to a memorandum of understanding that will allow for the construction of a second hotel downtown.

District 6 town hall meeting scheduled

County, school board representatives to discuss issues

A town hall meeting is scheduled for citizens of Dougherty County’s District 6 on Monday.

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Roger Marietta vows continued opposition to proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline

City commissioner says compressor station in south Dougherty would pose environmental risks

Albany Ward 4 City Commissioner Roger Marietta brought two of his major topics — halting construction of a compressor station for the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline and the city’s recent economic successes — before the Dougherty County Kiwanis Club Monday.

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Dougherty County Commission discusses blighted property options

County leaders try to determine best method for addressing overgrown lots

Dougherty County commissioners are trying to find a way to force property owners to cut their overgrown lots.

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Albany Back 2 School Bash puts spotlight on education | PHOTO GALLERY

Back 2 School Bash: A Commitment to Learning was hosted by GCAPS at Robert Cross Park on Saturday.

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Albany Dougherty Planning Commission mulls land use amendment

Proposed land use amendment would allow greater use of agricultural land

As county commission prepares to decide whether a proposed microbrewery might locate in western Dougherty County, the Albany Dougherty Planning Commission is addressing potential land use issues head-on through a proposed admendment to the county’s plannin and zoning ordances.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT 101: Albany's municipal government based on charter, codes

Documents determine how city is governed

Albany city officials say the municipality’s charter is the bedrock of its existence.

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Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan approves overtime for grounds maintenance | PHOTO GALLERY

Heavy rains have kept Recreation and Parks Department maintenance crews behind schedule

Albany’s city manager approves employee overtime for grounds maintenance employees to catch up with their work.

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