Former Albany City Commissioner expects to have civil, political rights restored
Despite a recent denial by the State Board of Pardons and Parole, Henry Mathis says he will have his civil rights restored in time to run for mayor.
Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta
Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm
Here is how Georgia’s congressional delegation voted for the seven ending Dec. 18.
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.
Albany and Dougherty County government, school, post-secondary and economic leaders meet with state delegation
Leaders of Albany and Dougherty government bodies, education systems and agencies present their legislative agendas to state officials.
Roll call votes for U.S. lawmakers from Georgia
Here is how Georgia’s delegations to the House and Senate voted on roll-call issues from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20.
Here’s how the Georgia congressional delegation voted on major issues in the week that ended Thursday.
Legislators say education, transportation and healthcare funding will be priorities next session.
Area legislators discuss priorities for next year during Albany Area Chamber breakfast
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Dougherty School System, Phoebe Network of Trust host diabetes prevention event
Dozens lined up Friday to get free food and learn more about eating and living healthier.
GOP has another clean sweep on state government offices
With the defeat of Rep. John Barrow, Georgia’s U.S. House delgation is now weighted 10-4 toward Republicans.
Gov. Deal says win was not a mandate, but had surprisingly big margin
Polls leading up to the race between Gov. Deal and Democrat Jason Carter had suggested a tight contest, with the possibility that neither leading candidate would earn more than 50 percent of the vote and force a December runoff.
Veteran representative carries seven of nine counties in the heavily minority House District 151
Gerald Greene wins re-election in House District 151, surprising state GOP strategists.
Senator-elect hammered at association of Michelle Nunn and President Obama
With similar anti-Obama themes helping Republicans sweep nearly every competitive Senate race nationally, David Perdue, 64 stands as one of at least seven freshmen in a newfound Senate GOP majority forged by campaigns also anchored with anti-Obama themes.
The amendments cap the maximum income tax and generate funds for treatment of trauma victims
The ballot initiatives overwhlemingly pass muster with Georgia voters.
Georgia is one of the closely watched states as Democrats and Republicans battle at the polls today for control of the U.S. Senate.
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Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- EDC report shows significant growth
- Ewell Lyle calls out fellow Dougherty commissioner over Walmart flap
- Wal-Mart officials delay meeting with Dougherty County Commission
- Sharon Subadan: We're not leaving SGRITA high and dry
- Albany city commissioners divided on charter change, speed humps
- Albany Police Chief Michael Persley: Confederate flag supporters have First Amendment right
- Albany city commissioners OK funds for downtown development
- Albany votes to withdraw from South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority
- Albany-Dougherty Aviation Board members verbally clash at meeting
- Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard touts balanced budget, new revenue sources for city
Albany and Southwest Georgia Education News
- Dougherty School System has full plate at start of 2015-16 school year
- Deerfield-Windsor School awarded grant for innovative teaching
- Black students seeing largest increase in student loan borrowing
- New Marines leadership team in Albany takes a look Darton State College
- Dougherty School Board delays vote on college and career academy
- Sales tax-free days nearing for back-to-school shoppers
- Lee County Middle School assistant principal dies in apparent swimming pool incident
- Record number of Deerfield-Windsor students recognized as AP scholars
- Albany State University moves a step closer to a new fine arts center
- Albany State University holds forum on teenage drinking
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