Carlton Fletcher is metro editor for The Albany Herald. Fletcher covers stories and events in Lee County, as well as Dougherty County and other areas.
Denver Hooten says Dougherty County tax collection rates consistently at 99 percent
Dougherty County’s outgoing tax director says economics is chief cause for increase in uncollected taxes.
Early-bird Wanee tickets include free primitive camping
Tickets to the 2014 Wanee Music Festival are the perfect gift adea for area music lovers.
OPINION: Ralph Hudgens applauds insurance exclusion for pre-existing illnesses
Georgia’s insurance commissioner suggests sick people are responsible for their own illnesses.
ALBANY HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Ex-KKK member says leader building 'paramilitary' organization
A former high-ranking Ku Klux Klan official says he was banished from the organization by a leader with a “Little Hitler Complex.”
Weddings are expected to be among events conducted on former Cypress Pond Plantation land
More than 98 percent of the 1,638 acres of land on a Southwest Albany plantation will remain in agricultural use.
Pipeline to plant could bring $1.1 million annually to utility
Albany’s Water, Gas and Light Commission votes to become part of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia collective.
OPINION: Grassroots campaign could impact Albany holiday season
Albany small business owners are challenging their peers to help make the holidays brighter for struggling families.
Ivey Hines is the second incumbent to be voted off the commission this election cycle
After finishing a close second in the Nov. 5 general election, challenger Bobby Coleman wins the ward II Albany City Commission seat by a 54-vote margin.
Twenty-six voters cast early ballots in Albany City Commission runoff
Incumbent Ivey Hines and challenger Bobby Coleman will find out their political fate today in an Albany City Commission runoff election.
Contracts pending on several area properties
A local real estate agent says she is looking at a number of potential business moves on property throughout Dougherty County.