Dougherty County Commission votes to approve $79,516,612 spending plan
Despite a lengthy discussion about funding the Albany-Dougherty EDC, the Dougherty County Commission unanimously approves its FY 2016 budget.
Dougherty officials plan to raise the county's millage rate by .700-mill to account for an increase in the county’s real property value.
Dougherty County’s net gross digest came in at $2,021,213,396. Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas noted a $27 million increase in assessed property value over 2014.
Stephenson had been a trial attorney and partner with Watson and Spence
Change does not come easily to John Stephenson, but his a life took a decidedly different direction Monday as he was sworn in as Dougherty County’s newest magistrate judge by Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette.
New Albany executive official had little free time during her first week
Sharon Subadan got her first taste of government, Albany style, Tuesday when she took part in her first City Commission meeting.
THE LEMONADE STAND: People making unexpected midlife career changes
After long careers with city government and the federal courts respectively, John Antoniewicz and Darlene Pino are four months into a new business — Ant Hill Photography.
Utility authority unveils some of its plans to generate additional income
With one more month left in FY 2015, most of the Albany Utility Board’s seven enterprise funds are operating more efficiently than expected.
Big Blue Bus Tour offers community leaders glimpse of club activities
Albany leaders get an up-close look at Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany facilities on the club’s “Big Blue Bus Tour.”
New city manager asks city commissioners to approve a slight decrease in the city's millage rate
Despite some expressed concerns, the Albany City Commission gives unanimous consent to a Fiscal Year 2016 spending plan.
House and Sente votes cast by the Georgia congressional delegation
These are key votes that were cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation from June 12 until June 18.
Families USA data indicates 18,000 in Second Congressional District of Georgia could be impacted by decision
In all, there are 412,000 Georgians at risk of losing subsidies depending on how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on King v. Burwell.
State representative says 'understanding relationship between Atlanta, Albany' critical
In February, freshman State Rep. Darrel Ealum wrapped up his rookie season under the Gold Dome in Atlanta and headed home to Albany. What he took away from that first session was invaluable.
Morgan Properties eyes best use of land adjacent to plantations
Dr. Tripp Morgan’s plan to build a microbrewery on land in southwest Dougherty County has drawn the concern of nearby plantation owners.
Oxford CEO says project is on schedule for a December completion date
The on and off ramps to the Liberty Express are complete, now work on the Jefferson Street-Philema Road interchange is getting down to the “tedious work.” of curbing, grading and paving.
Psychiatrist Dr. Ray Johnson will answer questions about mental issues
Guest speaker Dr. Ray Johnson will talk about mental illness at a town hall meeting Saturday.
Dr. Jacqueline Grant, the district's health director, is leaving for a maternal and fetal medicine fellowship
A reception was held for her at the Dougherty County Health Department on Thursday afternoon, a week ahead of her last day with the health district. Once she leaves, she will depart Albany so she can start the fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on July 1.
Southwest Georgia political news from The Albany Herald newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- Lane Rosen challenging Dorothy Hubbard for Albany mayor's seat
- Postell qualifies, completes list of announced candidates
- Albany City Commission candidate Chad Warbington resigns appointed board positions
- Municipal candidates get early jump on qualifying
- Weeklong municipal election qualifying in Albany starts
- Georgia Political Briefs
- Mayoral candidate Taylor to hold barbecue fundraiser
- Dougherty County Elections Board names Lonzie White chairman
- Bobby McKinney to step down from county Elections Board
- Qualifying dates set for Albany election
Albany and Southwest Georgia Education News
- Albany Region College and Career Academy gets financial boost | PHOTOS
- ABAC performance series starts on Sept. 27
- Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to visit Albany Technical College Thursday
- ILOGIC a different kind of community education | PHOTOS
- Sub-surface drip irrigation a possible solution for some Georgia peanut farmers
- Albany Technical College nursing program ranked No. 52 nationally
- Family Literacy Center's goal is to educate the entire family
- Marching Albany State Rams take Albany Mall shoppers by surprise | PHOTOS
- Governor's education reformers take aim at Georgia teacher pay scales
- Leadership Albany welcomes new class | PHOTO GALLERY
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- 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
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