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 City Commission will ultimately rule on task force recommendations
An Albany Sign Task Force reaches concensus on recommendations for the city’s sign ordinance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Potential voters have a week to register for the primaries
Voters are reminded of registration, early voting dates for approaching primaries.
OPINION: Development master plan encompasses 115.7 acres of land, most along Flint River
Private-sector interest in a downtown Albany development plan has many in the community cautiously optimistic.
Three-day Damascus gathering continues steady growth
Music fans have until May 1 to get discount tickets for Briar Patch 2014, which features the region’s best musical artists.
Group OKs pre-development, consulting agreement with developer
Albany’s downtown manager says an agreement with a North Carolina development agency could bear fruit before the end of 2014.
Search committee says interim Economic Development Commission president well-qualified
Justin Strickland has emerged as the lone finalist for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission presidency.
Utility has only $7.4 million in cash and reserves, enough for roughly two months of operation
Albany’s Water, Gas and Light Commission gets a clean audit but has long- and short-term “challenges.”
Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority signs $300,000 downtown development deal
The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority board says a $49 million downtown development plan is worth a $300,000 risk.
OPINION: ISO ruling could save homeowners thousands
The Dougherty County Commission approves the purchase of equipment that may save homeowners millions.
Allmans, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band among performers at Florida music fest
With the Allman Brothers Band set to end their touring career in 2014, fans will get to see them twice at the Wanee Music Festival.
Spinning enthusiasts ride for the battle against cancer
Indoor cyclists will support the fight against cancer while taking on personal challenges.
Pittsburgh band is a ‘throwback’ to music’s Woodstock Generation
Rusted Root return for a Wanee performance after a three-year absence from the annual North Florida festival.
Dougherty Commission approves funding that should improve county residents’ ISO ratings
Dougherty Jail officials ask the County Commission for funding to upgrade the jail’s outdated surveillance system.
Freshman Albany city commissioner’s comments generate animated business discussion
Albany City Commissioner B.J. Fletcher says property owners should be held accountable for not maintaining their properties.
OPINION: Retirement center files for bankruptcy protection, residents left in limbo
Senior citizens who reside at the Seasons Christian Care retirement center face an uncertain financial future.
The grand opening of Senior Life Enrichment Center planned Thursday
The new SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center will be properly shown off Thursday with a dedication, ribbon-cutting and dinner/dance.
Officials say some advertisements distract motorists, pose danger
Planning officials are expected to recommend a ban on attention-getting signs that they say distract motorists.
Ray McBerry to deliver the address at the annual SCV memorial service
The Confederate Memorial Service is set for Saturday at Confederate Memorial Park on Philema Road at the Dougherty-Lee County line.
Albany singer/songwriter and band set to release third studio album
Evan Barber & the Dead Gamblers are putting the finishing touches on their latest album at 340 Creative Group’s studio.
Veterans group tells Albany commissioners tournaments will have $150,000-$200,000 economic impact
American Legion Post 30 officials ask for a waiver of fee requirements for usage of Paul Eames Park for baseball tournaments.
OPINION: What self-respecting dude will pay to see The Notebook?
When it comes to Guy Movies and Chick Flicks, the battle of the sexes heats up.
Residents of Lamad’s Seasons Christian Care Center fear loss of investments at center
Lamad Ministries will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, leaving a number of elderly Albany citizens in limbo.
Cole Swindell, Josh Broadaway make golf tourney, concert area's hottest tickets
Pro golfer Josh Broadaway and rising country star Cole Swindell headline a day of golf and music.
OPINION: We’re never too old to learn … or teach
And elderly couple offers a simple explanation for everlasting love.
Contractor may be sworn in after May 20 primaries are certified
Contractor Harry James gets no challenger for the District 5 Dougherty County Commission seat and will join the board after the May 20 primaries.
City code offers specific directions for numeric property identifiers
Albany officials warn that complying with city adressing codes is beneficial to businesses and residents.
Residents had asked city for transitional business rather than single-family residential zoning
For the fourth time since 1987, residents on West Third Avenue in Albany seek to have their property rezoned.
Construction on $2 million project could begin as early as July or August
Water, Gas and Light commissioners vote to move forward with a Northwest Albany water tower project.
OPINION: Reader has no use for 'creepy' older people
A Herald reader suggests the art of music is intended for the young.
Task force convened to suggest tweaks to city sign restrictions
Albany business owners say they’re at a disadvantage due to some restrictive sign legislation.
OPINION: Moultrie Republican winding down 20-year congressional career
Canadians saw photographs of new Albany terminal in trade magazine
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport officials show off new terminal to Canadian officials looking for ideas.
Mutual of America Foundation honors Cancer Coalition of South Georgia
The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia earns national recognition for its community cancer screening program, which offers services to the region’s underserved population.
Task force considers tweaking of Albany’s sign ordinance
Albany business owners say they’re concerned about a restrictive sign ordinance that’s not enforced equitably.
The District 5 Dougherty Commission seat was vacated by Gloria Gaines, who is running for chairmanship
Qualifying for a vacant Dougherty County Commission set will be held Wednesday-Friday next week.
Unless there is a conflict with state law, the election is expected to be conducted May 20
If the special election for Dougherty County Commission District 5 is conducted May 20, the qualifying period would be held next week.
Atlanta-based company’s campaign designed to improve community self-image
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission signs off on an additional $200,000 to fund a communications plan.
Blair gives well-received state of downtown address as good news surfaces
Albany’s downtown manager says three long-empty inner-city storefronts have been leased this week.
OPINION: A closer look at the best and worst animated shows of all-time
I’m worried about today’s kids: They’ve got no good cartoons to numb their little brains.
Albany-based company will offer four vending options at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
Expanded vending options will soon be available at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport’s new terminal building.
The Albany City Commission tables the fee credit request for study
Officials with Phoebe say the hospital spent the requested credit amount, $858,000, in 2006 on a project to relieve flooding in the hospital’s area.
County Commission OKs SPLOST funding that will widen Fleming Road near Marine base
Dougherty County commissioners vote to approve a rezoning request that will lead to commercial development in East Albany.
Southwest Georgia Strong initiative addresses concerns of 19 Southwest Georgia counties
Early registration is under way for a two-day outreach conference that focuses on the needs of small and agribusiness owners.
OPINION: Bargain shopping is encoded on women’s DNA
When it comes to finding products at the lowest possible prices, men can’t hold a candle to their female counterparts.
Difficult 2013 reduces ‘Wow! factor’ of improvements made in Albany’s inner city
Downtown Albany Manager Aaron Blair will offer his second state of downtown address Monday at the Flint RiverQuarium’s Imagination Theatre.