Carlton Fletcher

Metro Editor


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.

Recent Stories

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Strother: Little libraries belong to community

Dougherty School Board candidate brings national free book program to community

The first of what supporters hope will be many little libraries offers free books to the community.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: 'Regifting' reaquaints long-lost 'friends'

OPINION: Musical nostalgia strengthens father-son bond

Son’s return of long-lost CDs is like being reacquainted with old friends.

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Elmore creating legacy through Littlest Library program

Nurse credits first-great teacher for positive impact

Robin Fletcher Elmore wants to pass on her love for reading through Birdhouse Books project.

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Leesburg officials ask to be a permanent part of a regional transportation group

DARTS lists projects on Dougherty/Lee Long-Range Transportation Plan

Leesburg officials say they want to be part of the region’s transportation decision-making process.

Albany Sign Task Force readies recommendations for Planning Commission

Albany City Commission will ultimately rule on task force recommendations

An Albany Sign Task Force reaches concensus on recommendations for the city’s sign ordinance.

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission eyes future

EDC wants to extend its self-awareness campaign for Albany and Dougherty County

With Phase I of its communications plan under way, the Albany-Dougherty EDC is looking ahead to the second phase of its program.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Politics 2014 -- Spell president with a capital 'D'

OPINION: Republics need a new strategy with 2016 on the horizon

The GOP’s strategy of alienating women and minorities doesn’t play well in presidential politics.

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City Commission clears path for West Albany Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Development would include new Wal-Mart grocery concept, fueling station

The Albany City Commission paves the way for a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market near the corner of Westover Boulevard and Gillionville Road.

U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop to take part in pipeline listening session

Metting called to address safety, other concerns surrounding controversial natural gas pipeline

U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop will get feedback at a listening session concerning a natural gas pipeline expected to go through Dougherty County.

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Early voting times, dates established for May 20 election primaries

Potential voters have a week to register for the primaries

Voters are reminded of registration, early voting dates for approaching primaries.

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