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Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver posts $10,000 bail in connection with his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge.
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FAITH COLUMN: Should prayers include issues such as currency value and financial policy?
An African archbishop’s prayer for his nation’s currency value and order that Satan release his old on the central bank call to question whether issues such as money and the economy should be included in prayers.
The Dogwood Antique Show and Sale will take place at the Leslie Civic Center today through Sunday.
Slight rise in rate for southwest Georgia
The Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) announced this week that metro Albany was one of only three metro areas throughout the state which saw a decrease in unemployment in January, when the rate dropped to 8 percent, down from the 8.2 percent reported for December.
Rape indictments brought against former Sylvester fire chief
Jody Yarbrough, a former Sylvester fire chief, is arrested on rape-related charges.
Charlie James Boone, 23, is wanted on three charges, including felong theft by receiving stolen property
A tip to the Crime Stoppers phone line that leads to the arrest of Charlie James Boone could result in a cash reward for the caller.
Police help residents deal with wild animals
Following an incident with a wild fox, Albany police issue resources for wild animal issues.
An officer of the Dougherty County School System Police is fired for breaking a student’s arm.
Event returns to Albany after last year’s ceremony was cancelled because of federal budget cuts
United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment ceremony set for MCLB-Albany on Monday. The event returns to Albany after last year’s ceremony was cancelled because of federal budget cuts.
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 32 incidents Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.
OPINION: The Ten Commandments might look different after Congress got through with them
If God had given the Ten Commandments to Congress instead of Moses, they probably would read a whole lot different today.
Georgia decline is part of a national decline
March 31 is the deadline for people to sign up for health coverage in the exchange. A person who remains uninsured past that date is subject to a financial penalty under the Affordable Care Act.
Albany’s mayor one of 12 to be honored at Georgia Minority Business Awards program
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard is recognized as one of 12 recipients of Georgia Minority Business Awards.
District attorney will not reopen 2011 death ruled to be a suicide
Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards says there is insufficient evidence to reactivate an investigation into the death of Natalie Eppler in 2011.
GUEST COMMENTARY: Dougherty County and Albany officials need to consider new approaches
By eliminating duplication of services, Dougherty County and Albany would reduce expenses, which would allow for better pay for employees while also showing the community to be progressive and fiscally responsible.
Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- Dog dispute in Lee County heads to Superior Court
- City of Albany’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit report a good-news, bad-news mix
- Medical marijuana bill passes Georgia House
- Dougherty County police, fire studies show limited viable options
- Albany City Commission decides to table pit bulldog ordinance
- Albany City Commission must tackle a number of key issues in 2014
- Jeff Sinyard: Coming changes cannot detract from County Commission's focus
- Dougherty County community tennis center part of mega sports park plan
- Auction of four city of Albany properties brings in $566,000, pending commission approval
- Task force convenes to discuss Albany sign ordinance
- 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?