Larry Sexton: Parking dispute should not cost taxpayers money
An Albany businessman says the Albany City Commission erred in electing to throw money at a “problem” that does not exist.
Interim Albany city manager leaves city’s day-to-day operations to others
After an eventful 10-month tenure as interim city manager of Albany, Tom Berry quietly leaves the city behind.
OPINION: City Commission looking for right fit in its new city manager
The city of Albany’s immediate future will be impacted greatly by its new city manager’s ability to work with city leaders.
LeAnn Rimes, Thompson Square performances part of concert series
Teen idol Shawn Mendes will perform Saturday at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta.
Regional favorite artists highlight weekend of music
Seventeen artists, among them some of the regional favorites who are Briar Patch regulars, will perform at the festival that kicks off next Friday at 5:30 p.m. with a performance by Josh Roberts & the Hinges.
OPINION: Karma lurks for those who belittle others
“Old” may be a state of mind, but it’s also a state of being.
Hilton owners ask for city's help in securing funding for second hotel
Albany city commissioners are asked to drop their second-lien position on the Hilton Garden Inn so that the hotel’s owners can get financing to build a second hotel.
City Commission could approve contract by next Tuesday
City officials are working out details of a contract that would bring an X-League arena football team to Albany in 2016.
Opening of Southside branch would 'close chapter' on system's library closures
Funding of around $200,000 for the reopening of the Southside Library branch is currently in Dougherty County’s FY 2016 budget.
Tripp Morgan, associates want commercial zoning adjacent to plantation properties
The Dougherty County Commission tables a rezoning request that would allow development of a microbrewery on land adjacent to county plantation land.
County board could reinitiate lighting improvement program
Dougherty County commissioners OK a consumer price index increase in tipping fees at the county landfill.
Band claims three Georgia Music Awards: Country Band of Year (twice), Entertainers of Year
Albany-based Highway 55 may be the next Southwest Georgia act to find its way to Nashville.
Local shoppers asked to spend $15 on the 15th of each month at targeted local businesses
The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce expands its Think Local campaign with a $15 on the 15th initiative.
OPINION: Elitist musicologists gain true wisdom in one semester of college
Passing on the wisdom of a hard lesson learned.
Taxing authorities get look at plans for downtown redevelopment
The Albany and Dougherty County commissions, the Dougherty School Board and the public are invited to attend a program outlining a master plan for downtown Aalbany.
OPINION: Constituents should demand careful choice by Albany City Commission
The selection of a new city manager for Albany’s government should be of primary concern for citizens.
Georgia developer goes from Real Estate to medical marijuana grower/distributor
Former Albany Real Estate developer Mike Bragg wants to get in on the ground floor of the medical marijuana growth and distribution industry in Georgia.
Campaign part of Chamber's ongoing 'Think Local' initiative
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce officials are asking shoppers to spend $15 locally on the 15th of each month.
Plantation owners oppose construction of a working-farm/brewery in southwest Dougherty County
Plantation and land owners in southwest Dougherty County say they’re threatened by a commercial rezoning request on land adjacent to theirs.
Outgoing APD chief strong proponent of community watch program
Members of three Albany neighborhood watch programs honor outgoing Albany Police Department Chief John Proctor.
Interim Albany city manager gives city commissioners first look at budget plan
Albany city commissioners began preliminary deliberations Tuesday on the city’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
OPINION: Future of city, key organizations rests with selection of new leaders
Albany officials are scrambling to fill four key positions that are currently, or will soon be, vacant.
Group wants to co-brand new hotel with Hilton Garden Inn
Developers asked the Albany City Commission Tuesday to approve a refinancing transaction that will allow for the construction of a new hotel downtown.
Deputy AFD chief expected to replace retiring Chief James Carswell
Ron Rowe is named best qualified Albany Fire Department chief candidate by City Manager Tom Berry.
Putney citizens concerned about dangers associated with state DOT traffic proposals
The Dougherty County Commission formally asked the state DOT to conduct a new traffic count at the U.S. Highway 19/Nelms Road intersection to determine if a traffic light is warranted.
Board says yes to road resurfacing project, dump truck purchases
Dougherty County commissioners approve a number of funding items during a business meeting.
Cinco de Mayo event at Austin’s a fundraiser for Terrell animal group
A fundraiser at Austin’s Firegrill in Albany will benefit the Humane Society of Terrell County.
Event held to help mother of four Adela Castaneda with post-surgery bills
A “Give a Gift of Love” fundraiser Friday in downtown Albany will benefit a mother of four who recently had lifesaving surgery.
OPINION: Powerlifting champ keynote speaker at fundraiser for struggling mother
Despite a rare genetic disorder that has diminished his once powerful body, Judd Biasiotto continues to focus on helping others.
Marketing effort will include education, public engagement
The Albany Utility Board has created a task force to combat causes of utility increases.
Job opening for top police position is open to Albany Police Department personnel over next 14 days
Albany City Manager Tom Berry says he will fill the Albany Police Department’s chief position by promoting someone already on the city’s police force.
APD Chief John Proctor's last day with department set for May 29
Albany Police Chief John Proctor took over the department in 2009.
Pat Salerno of Florida is removed from list, leaving four city manager finalists
One of five finalists for the Albany city manager’s job withdraws his name from consideration for the job.
City officials grow testy over discussion of proposed property acquisition
Despite a call by one member to table the matter, the Albany City Commission approves an agreement to purchase land that will grant utility right-of-way access.
OPINION: There';s plenty to get upset about ... but we dont
Americans have settled for tweeting about their issues rather than doing anything about them.
City reorganization moves code responsibilities to Planning Services
The city of Albany’s Code Enforcement department has transitioned into the city’s Planning Services department.
Group releases negative media accounts of city manager finalists
Interim Albany City Manager Tom Berry says no decision is imminent on city manager position.
Commissioners at odds over effectiveness of economic agencies
Dougherty County Commissioner John Hayes says the city and county should expect more return on investment for contributions to the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.
Economic group holds executive session to discuss personnel
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission holds a closed meeting to discuss personnel issues.
EDC will manage Chamber activities for 90-day period
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission reaches a management agreement to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.
Veterans Access Act is supposed to make accessing health care easier for American war veterans
A Terrell County veteran is frustrated that civilian health care providers are not allowing coverage under a law Congress passed in 2014 to improve health care access for U.S. military veterans.
OPINION: Albany, Dougherty officials privately question effectiveness of business groups
Albany and Dougherty County officials are starting to question efforts by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.
Five candidates, including Dougherty Assistant Administrator Mike McCoy, among group
A committee comprising three Albany City Commissioners has named five finalists to become city manager.
Air Force Auxiliary group holds change-of-command, ribbon-cutting programs
The Albany Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron holds a change-of-command ceremony at its new headquarters.
Singer/songwriter Abi Permenter recorded the second-highest vote total in the recent JAM Favorites Poll.
$600,000 agreement reached on iMax Theater property
Dougherty County commissioners reluctantly agree to a $600,000 agreement on a property dispute that dates back to 2000.
Grocery outlet to be located at 20th Avenue and Slappey Boulevard
Albany officials confirmed Tuesday that plans have been submitted for the construction of a second Walmart Neighborhood Market in the city.
Deal: Albany would get utility right-of-way, community would get multi-use trail
Albany city commissioners agree with a nonbinding vote that would allow for the purchase of a 13.6-mile railroad bed granting utilities rights-of-way.
Albany officials hold off on management-level transportation hires
City of Albany Transportation Director David Hamilton says he can handle management of the city’s Transit System and the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
OPINION: Got financial problems? TV evangelists still want your check
Many TV evangelists are still offering a spiritual pathway, but at a cost to you that supports their own high-priced lifestyles.