Veteran board member in a heated battle to retain his City Commission seat
Darton State College professor Roger Marietta has served on the Albany City Commission for eight years.
Mayoral challenger promotes jobs, regionalism in quest for city's top post
Tracy Taylor says his message is being well-received as he campaigns to unseat Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.
State vendor gums up vehicle registration renewal works, officials say
Vehicle registration renewal notices in the state are being delayed due to a vendor’s inability to fulfill its contractual obligation. Vehicles’ registration still must be renewed by regular deadline.
Albany City Commission to consider previously delayed purchases of equipment, materials
The Albany Utility Board voted to recommend that the Albany City Commission approve $1.6 million in purchases.
Challenger says he understands issues that impact all sectors of Albany
Businessman/mayoral candidate Lane Rosen says people throughout the city are responding to his campaign message.
OPINION: Past calls out during a stroll along city's downtown
Is the latest downtown revitalization effort more than just an echo of hollow promises from the past?
Mayoral proclamation emphasizes fire safety in the community
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard reads a proclamation designating this week Fire Prevention Week in the city.
Albany officials say rural telecommunications collective is set to launch
Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan notes forward movement on the rural SGRITA collective and on development of the downtown Albany Heights building.
Incumbent mayor faces two challengers in Albany's municipal election
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard is seeking a second term in office in the city’s Nov. 3 municipal election.
Dougherty Commission selects chairman to be part of education initiative
Meeting a request by Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely, the Dougherty County Commission selects its chairman, Chris Cohilas, to serve on a city/county education initiative board.
Commissioners Jon Howard, Tommie Postell returning to board unchallenged
Voter registration and address changes for the Nov. 3 Albany municipal elections ends Monday afternoon. Positions of mayor and Ward IV commisioners will be decided.
OPINION: True freedom allows for different viewpoints
Many Americans seem to have a skewed view of our country’s guaranteed freedoms.
St. Patrick's Episcopal church completes installation of stained glass windows
Church members sponsor stained glass windows at an Albany church, including one that honors the window designer’s grandfather.
Commission allows horses on 4.8-acre site, approval for church expansion
The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission votes to grant a variance that will allow a family to keep horses on a 4.8-acre site and special approval for a church to expand.
Albany entrepreneurs take on brick-and-mortar restaurants
Food truck/mobile food unit owners will hold a “soft opening” of a new concept in dining this weekend at 1111 Dawson Road.
Music 'lifer' formed musical bond at an early age and stayed true to her calling
Blues artist Donna Hopkins and her band will perform in Albany Saturday at Harvest Moon.
Positive news continues for more fiscally responsible library system
Dougherty County’s Southside Library branch, one of two branches closed for financial reasons in 2012, is on target to reopen around the first of the year.
Local politicians stop playing nice in month before municipal election
Candidate accusations and counter-accusations pop up in the final month before the Albany municipal election.
Emergency, medical personnel to take part in weekend gathering
District 6 Dougherty County Commissioner Anthony Jones will host a community health fair and public safety event Saturday.
OPINION: Late Commissioner Jack Stone left an impression on all he encountered
Jack Stone’s passing brings long-held memories to the surface.
More than 200 show up for public hearing at Albany Civic Center
A sometimes passionate, sometimes angry crowd offers comments on the Sabal Trail pipeline at a public hearing in Albany.
County Finance wants to reappropriate funding for overages
The Dougherty County Commission discusses FY 2015 budgetary “housekeeping” that will help with a yearly audit.
OPINION: Sinyard doesn't deserve disrespect of pipeline foes
A letter to The Albany Herald sets former Dougherty Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard up as an anti-pipeline fall guy.
Streamlined process drawn up to clear confusion over seasonal event vendors
The city of Albany creates a new temporary vendor plan that will clear up confusion during such events as Albany State University homecoming.
Civil Rights Institute hosts first municipal election forum
Incumbent Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Ward IV Commissioner Roger Marietta were joined by respective challengers Lane Rosen and Chad Warbington during the first of what is expected to be many such public gatherings held to educate city voters about the two contested races in the Nov. 3 election.
Public Service Commission survey shows Albany Utility rates lower than other area providers
An Electric Cities of Georgia official presents survey results that show Albany Utility Board electric rates are lower than other area providers.
Busy singer/songwriter keeps several musical plates spinning
Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman is touring as a solo artist behind the release of his EP collection, “The Wonderlands.”
Local education leaders looking to strengthen work force preparedness
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is asked to appoint a representative for a local education collaborative.
Jack Stone served seven four-year commission terms, leaving office last December
Jack Stone, who had served two decades on the Dougherty County Commission before losing a re-election bid last year, has died, officials with the county say.
Controversial Alabama-Georgia-Florida natural gas pipeline a step closer to reality
The Georgia DNR board voted unanimously Wednesday to grant easements for a natural gas pipeline to pass under six state waterways.
Temporary retailers common site during busy Albany State homecoming week
Albany officials say they’re fine-tuning guidelines for temporary vendors in town for Albany State University’s homecoming week.
OPINION: Anonymous message leads to call for open communication
An anonymous Albany Herald Squawk draws the attention of a Dougherty County commissioner.
‘Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words’ to bring college students to museum
Students at six area colleges will compete for cash prizes in the Albany Museum of Art’s “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words” writing competition.
Usage numbers continue to rise in Dougherty Library System's four branches
Despite going over budget in utilities at the Central Library branch, the Dougherty Library System finishes FY 2015 $225,000 under budget.
Group wants to expand collaborative started by DCSS, Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech
Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Mosely asks the Dougherty County Commission to appoint a representative to an expanded education collaborative. The collaborative now comprises Albany State President Art Dunning, Darton State President Paul Jones, Albany Tech President Anthony Parker and Mosely.
Georgia Southwestern State University professor emeritus learned while teaching
An exhibition featuring a retrospective of Ralph Harvey’s work will be on display at the Albany Museum of Art through Jan. 24.
OPINION: Lunch on city’s westside provides a different reality
A chance visit to a northwest Albany establishment reveals stark differences compared to the city’s downtown.
Momentary Masters reveals Albert Hammond Jr. as formidable solo artist
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will play Atlanta’s The Earl Sept. 29 with his “other” band.
MUSIC COLUMN: Readers asked to share musical memories
Tell us your favorite concert memories. … We’ll tell Southwest Georgia.
University, city officials vow to work closer together to meet students’ needs
A survey of Albany State University students conducted by the university’s Center of Excellence for Community Engagement shows students have an interest in downtown development.
Chad Warbington challenges Roger Marietta's vote for Utility Board member
The appointment Tuesday of Gary Sanders to the Albany Utility Board draws criticism from a challenger for an Albany City Commission seat.
Albany, Dougherty County leaders consider pluses of natural gas pipeline
With the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline now likely to go through Dougherty County following a federal agency’s findings, talk has begun about focusing on the possible benefits of the project.
Special ed teacher instrumental in church's 'Leaps & Bounds' program
A special education teacher is instrumental in starting a special needs ministry at an Albany church.
OPINION: Song, TV ads enough to push anyone over the edge
Curmudgeonhood comes to us all, but sometimes the process gets a deserving nudge.
Albany Commission sweetens city employee benefits an additional $1.2 million
The Albany City Commission tentatively approves compensation plans that will further benefit city employees.
Gary Sanders named to fill vacant seat on city utilities board
In a 4-2 vote, Gary Sanders, pastor of First Mount Olive Church, is selected by the Albany City Commission to fill the Albany Utility Board seat recentlt vacated by Ward IV City Commission candidate Chad Warbington.
Downtown attraction has benefited from cuts to expenses, increased attendance
Tommy Gregors, who serves jointly as director of the Thronateeska Heritage Center and the Flint RiverQuarium, gives Dougherty County commissioners an upbeat report.
Group holds fasting vigil outside federal agency’s offices
Despite Washington protest and Florida investigation, FERC rules in favor of Sabal Trail pipeline.
Owners hope unique marketplace concept becomes destination
The French Market will open at 1111 Dawson Road Tuesday with several food trucks preparing to share the location’s parking lot.
OPINION: Strokes’ Hammond son of 1972 hitmaker
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. talks about his relationship with his father, who had one of 1972’s biggest songs.