Athens-based rockers celebrating 30 years with headlining slot at Wanee Festival
Widespread Panic was selected by Wanee Music Festival organizers to replace the Allman Brothers Band as festival headliners.
Indiana alt-country/Americana/rockers seek to expand fan base into Southwest Georgia
Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters will play at Locos in Albany next Friday starting at 9 p.m.
Technical college president asks EDC board to support educational opportunity
Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker asks the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission board to support the creation of a career academy in Dougherty County.
Long-time commissioner says Albany is in vital transition period
Tommie Postell tells The Albany Herald he is healthy and ready to serve four more years on the Albany City Commission.
OPINION: Republican leadership gives Georgia huge tax increase
Georgians will dish out some $900 million in new gasoline taxes starting July 1.
Commissioner Anthony Jones: A traffic light not an option at dangerous intersection
A Dougherty County commissioner says the state Department of Transportation is is saying no to a traffic signal at the Liberty Expressway/Nelms Road intersection. A petition floating around in the Putney area will not get DOt officials to change their minds, he says.
Bobby Coleman wants city of Albany to act against trash-strewn property
Albany city commissioner calls for action against a owner of unsightly property on busy street. noting that he has received numerous phone complaints from residents of the neighborhood.
County Attorney Spencer Lee tells board local preference option opens possibility of lawsuit
Dougherty County commissioners discuss the possibility of local preference option on government bids.
Chef uses classic French approach while preparing Southern cuisine
Doublegate Country Club Executive Chef Lionel Hughes places first in an American Culinary Federation competition.
Family, community mourn passing of arts trailblazer Arthur Berry
Despite his renown as an artist, Arthur Berry is remembered by his sons as a loving father.
OPINION: Change comes when people are willing to take risks
If enough individuals are willing to work to bring about change in their community, change will come.
Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization demands transparency in government
Officials with the Common Cause Georgia advocacy group say there is an ethics crisis in the state.
Deal would allow utilities easement among 13-mile tract from Albany to Sasser
The Albany Utility Board has hammered out an agreement with Rails-to-Trails officials that will allow the utility authority to use the organization’s 13-mile right-of-way to provide utility services to potential customers in Dougherty, Lee and Terrell counties.
Shoring up crumbling historic theater comes with hefty price tag
The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority gets a report on efforts to save the historic Albany Theater.
Singer, band get boost from favorite recognition in Herald’s JAM poll
City leaders say development authority must work with city to improve downtown
Albany city commissioners say ADICA’s development efforts must go through them.
OPINION: West Florida city has completely remade its crumbling downtown
Pensacola, Fla.’s downtown a decade ago looked much like Albany’s. Now it is a resurrected showcase.
Sons of Confederate Veterans mark state Confederate History and Heritage Month
The Albany-based Sons of Confederate Veterans camp will host a memorial service at Confederate Memorial Park on Saturday.
County employees will receive health care treatment at downtown clinic
The Dougherty County Commission formally approves an on-site employee health clinic.
OPINION: City's slumlords not held to any standards
Some Albany landlords and property owners maintain substandard rental units because no property codes are in place.
Lee County man, wife take their 14-month-old daughter on mission trip overseas
The young Lee County Dyal family will leave in August for a mission trip to Ukraine.
Band's 'Holding All the Roses' debuts atop Billboard Country Chart
After 14 years together, Blackberry Smoke hit the jackpot with their Brendan O’Brien-produced album.
Landlords, property owners not compelled to maintain rental property
A number of Albany citizens, many of them renters, say their utility bills have skyrocketed since the city took control of running utility operations.
Battle flag used to honor service of locals who fought, died in Civil War
Members of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans camp commemorate Confederate History and Heritage Month in Georgia by placing flags on graves.
OPINION: Proposed legislation will curtail or end use of products deemed harmful
Leaked information from secret government hearings indicate cellphone usage in vehicles and tobacco products may soon be things of the past.
Annual bash reunites close-knit Albany High School graduates
Albany High School graduates from the decade of the ’60s will gather at the Albany Hasan Temple April 24-25 for a weekend of partying.
Insurance consultant tells county officials clinic would save on health plan costs
The Dougherty County Commission is expected to decide next week whether to open an on-site employee health clinic downtown.
Dougherty Police Chief Jackie Battle says she's had to fill 48 of 55 positions since 2011
Dougherty County Police Chief Jackie Battle introduces Kenneth Johnson as the department’s new assistant chief.
Department responsible for Albany/Dougherty Procurement, Fleet Management, Materials Management
The Albany/Dougherty County Central Services department supplies pencils, buildings, vehicles … and everything in between.
OPINION: Quest for 'realism' is chipping away at standards of decency
Swearing, once the secret language of boys being naughty, is becoming all too common.
City official pushes education for employees she calls 'backbone' of city government
Albany City Clerk Sonja Tolbert is named president of the 400-member Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association.
Herald’s Friday JAM Poll favorite has a long love affair with drumming
Herald Friday Jam favorite Tim Davis started his musical career young, and he’s vowed to keep playing drums as long as he can hold sticks.
Confusion over proposed changes leaves Albany city commissioners with unanswered questions
Albany city commissioners decide to prolong their discussion of proposed changes to the city’s sign ordinance.
OPINION: City must overcome infestation of Thugs, Bugs and Slugs
Like Dorothy and her friends, Albany’s best are on an Oz-like quest to find their city’s lost soul.
Completion of Broad Avenue bridge, underpass expected at end of June
City of Albany officials say they expect work on the East Broad Avenue Underpass to be finished around the same time or before work on the Broad Avenue bridge is completed.
Fitness facility offers personal training, health classes
While one downtown Albany business has closed its doors, another is open for business.
OPINION: There are as many dead weight baby boomers as there are millennials
A lousy work ethic has become an epidemic among workers from all generations.
Valdosta theme park one of the South’s favorite destinations
New rides, attractions and animals are among the highlights of the just reopened Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta.
Sign ordinance meeting attracts only two local business owners
A public hearing called to discuss proposed changes to the city of Albany’s sign ordinance is all but ignored.
Albany native takes over management of city's quarter-billion-dollar budget
Albany City Manager Tom Berry did not hesitate in naming Derrick Brown interim Finance director when city CFO JoEllen Brophy stepped down.
Country superstar brings his latest tour to Tallahassee's Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Eric Church will bring his high-energy Outsiders tour to north Florida Thursday.
Items will help turn citizens into EDC ambassadors
Officials with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission show off items for sale bearing the “There’s Only One Albany” logo.
Transit director will also head Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
David Hamilton has been selected to serve in the newly created transportation director’s position for the city of Albany.
Trio of Albany city commissioners to screen applicants for city manager position
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard plans to appoint a three-person committee to screen city manager applicants.
OPINION: TV ads don't sell products, they annoy viewers
That “make the TV ad dumb, people will remember it” logic just doesn’t hold water.
City leaders concerned about spending of ADICA, other city agencies
Albany city commissioners say they want tighter controls over appointed quasi-governmental agencies that they oversee.
Dougherty Sheriff's Department lost 50 employees in 2014, most because of low pay
Sheriff Kevin Sproul tells the Dougherty County Commission attrition continues to hurt his department.
Search will start immediately for new director at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
Yvette Aehle is leaving the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport for a position in Clearwater, Fla.
Local NAACP official takes part in Bloody Sunday anniversary celebration
Dougherty NAACP Second Vice President Tracy Taylor travels to Selma, Ala., to get a first-hand look at history.
Emerging leaders return to their roots
A number of highly educated young professionals have made the decision to return to their Southwest Georgia roots, where they believe they can build family lives and have a positive impact on the community that nurtured them.