February 15, 2011
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On Monday, the Dougherty County Commission held three back-to-back-to-back meetings after skipping a meeting the previous week for the July Fourth holiday.- J.D. Sumner, government writer
A.364pril 1950 was a booming time for Albany.
Since Dougherty County was created by the Georgia General Assembly, a grand jury comprised of members of the community meet during set terms to determine who is worthy of indictment.
In honor of the start of the Major League Baseball season this month, here's a local story involving one of baseball's best and most controversial figures from way back in 1922.
In March 1894, the Herald found itself in a position that is currently all too familiar. The newspaper business is a business and when times are tough, sometimes changes have to be made to streamline the organization.
The educational fabric in the city was unraveling in March 1972 as students and organizers took the streets in protest over perceptions of racism and bigotry at Westover High School.
March 1922 was a slow month in terms of local news for the Albany Herald.
n March 1948, the Ku Klux Klan, which had become just a shadow of the terrifying organization that it was during its peak in the South, was again making headlines through a series of Georgia rallies.This came after a cross-burning and rally at which 300 hooded klansmen threatened "blood" in rural Wrightsville near Dublin if President Harry Truman kept pressing civil rights reforms.
There are some in local government in Albany who would tell you that the state has been "meddling" in local government affairs since time in memoriam -- or at least since James Oglethorpe first waded through the swamps of Savannah.
Browsing through the collection of Albany Herald daily editions from the month of February 1894, readers can glean a series of stories that can perhaps be best summed up as just plain odd.
One hundred and ten years ago to the month, The Herald was filled with news, both international and local with coverage ranging from the death of the England's Queen Victoria to the mysterious deaths of local pets.
In 1892, former President Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison to regain the White House and become the first-ever former president to win re-election in non-successive terms.How did the people of Albany learn the outcome of the election?In The Albany Herald.