Liquor-by-drink license fees in Albany are set for a 64 percent jump
Albany bar and restaurant owners say the city is being unreasonable in its efforts to increase alcohol license fees.
Family friend to open her home to supporters, friends of author Graham Lowe
“It’s a Grand Old School” is a collection of Albany High School remembrances by former students, teachers and administrators.
OPINION: Kindness of strangers in short supply
Has America’s struggles killed off the true spirit of Christmas?
Commissioner Ivey Hines asks for more information on apartment complex rate modification
Discussion turns heated during the Albany City Commission’s work session Tuesday morning.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Musical event expected to be first of regular Darton series
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Highway 55 and the Jodi Mann Band will perform at a Darton College musical fundraiser.
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.
Calhoun County native has lived in England for past 16 years
Sonja Lewis will return home to Calhoun County for a Thanksgiving visit with her family.
OPINION: Tangibles, intangibles vital to one person's cancer survival
Promoting early detection is the goal that inspires cancer survivors to tell their stories.
CANCER CHRONICLES: Renowned cancer doctor decries state Medicaid policy
Dr. Chuck Mendenhall says he doesn’t receive a penny of payment from one-third of the cancer patients he currently treats.
CANCER CHRONICLES PART 5: Breast cancer survivor recently celebrated 5th anniversary of her cancer 'journey'
Associate broker Pat Tricquet is an advocate for self-examination after discovering a cancerous lump in her breast.
Coalition screening program helps cut region's cost for cancer treatment
The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia has taken a local approach in its efforts to help with the fight against cancer.
Vice president of oncology services still has passion for Phoebe Cancer Center
Linda Van der Merwe makes sure the fight against cancer in Southwest Georgia reaches the administrative level as well.
CANCER CHRONICLES: Albany oncologist says no cancer diagnosis is hopeless
Dr. Chirag Jani is one of the most respected young oncologists in America, and he says more patients are winning their battles against cancer.
CANCER CHRONICLES PART 3: Carlton Breast Center deemed a jewel by cancer survivor
Realtor Patsy Martin, 74, is back at work with the energy of someone half her age after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy just over a year ago.
CANCER CHRONICLES: Troy Kimsey says God gave him a heart for medicine
Phoebe Cancer Center Director of Surgical Oncology Dr. Troy Kimsey says he chose medicine over the ministry after a bit of divine intervention.
CANCER CHRONICLES PART 2: An entrepreneur's cancer is in remission after head, neck treatment
An Albany businessman has a new outlook on life after battling an aggressive form of cancer.
Albany residents will see stormwater fee added to utility bills starting in April
The Albany City Commission gives ultimate approval to creation of a federally mandated stormwater utility and enterprise fund, which will come from user fees.
Five regional artists will play at a special one-day holiday Briar Patch Fest
Southwest Georgia music fans coming home for the holidays can enjoy a five-band event without spending a lot of money.
OPINION: 'Cancer Chronicles' features survivors, medical heroes
Cancer survivors tell their individual stories in a special holiday series.
CANCER CHRONICLES: Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center prepares for change
Dr. Robert Krywicki splits time between administrative duties and patient care as oncology services director at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center.
CANCER CHRONICLES PART 1: Diagnosis of survivor's cancer starts with tickle
After a “15-minute pity party,” Dennis Vann said he got down to the business of beating cancer.
Albany-based rockers want to capture energy on disc
Evan Barber & the Dead Gamblers have planned a holiday treat for their fans with a $5 show Saturday that will be recorded as a live album.
Federal officials mandated the closure of Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville
Area mental health officials say patients detained by law enforcement will not be housed in Albany.
Challenger in Ward II Albany City Commission race trailed by 21 votes
Challenger Bobby Coleman will face incumbent Ivey Hines in an Albany City Commission runoff Dec. 3.
Online, big-box shopping threatens survival of mom-and-pops
Southwest Georgia business owners seek the support of their friends and neighbors during the busy holiday season.
Ivey Hines was top vote-getter in Nov. 5 Ward II contest
Ward II voters will return to the polls Dec. 3 to detrmine who will represent them on the Albany City Commission.
OPINION: Promise of help from minister comes at a cost
Despite a growing number of religious scandals, there are still righteous men and women who serve God.
Dawson attorney says protection of injured mayor would cost city $14,600 monthly
The Dawson City Council considered cost before voting to deny Mayor Chris Wright around-the-clock protection.
Ward II Albany City Commissioner preparing for Dec. 3 runoff
No candidate in the three-person Ward II municipal election Nov. 5 received the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff.
Dawson Mayor Chris Wright says the City Council is refusing to provide him additional security.
The mayor of Dawson said his Halloween night shooting was politically motivated.
The EDC's 'We Are Albany' is generating positive community response
A video created by Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission staff and a communications firm using a smartphone is creating a buzz about Albany.
Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center wants financial help with Nativity complex
Albany officials discuss options for a low-, moderate-income housing complex during a City Commission work session.
OPINION: Architect's extra efforts snubbed by Aviation Commission
The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission didnt see a reason to reward architect for voluntarily going the extra mile when considering a project bid.
Annual pre-Thanksgiving show has attracted huge musical stars
The Law Band will join an impressive list of musical stars who played the State Theatre’s annual Turkey Jam before becoming household names.
Dougherty government signs off on school bonds
The Dougherty County Commission gives formal approval to several business matters, including employee bonuses.
Cole Taylor is following superstar Luke Bryan's route to Nashville
After nine months in Nashville, Cuthbert-born country singer/songwriter Cole Taylor signs a songwriting deal with a major Music City player.
OPINION: Taxes collected from local sales impact services in a community
Local merchants are “dreaming green” as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear.
Sabal Trail Transmission pipeline projected to go online in 2017
Proponents and opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline discuss the project at a public forum.
Two Water, Gas and Light Commission employees are recognized for rendering aid to a citizen
Officials tour Water, Gas and Light treatment, maintenance, warehouse/purchasing facilities, getting a close look at daily operations.
OPINION: Congress continues to fail those who put its members in office
Republicans in Congress are using the food of poor people as a bargaining chip to exert control.
Parade, street dance highlights of Baconton festival
The small city of Baconton will hold its 38th annual Pecan Harvest Festival over the weekend.