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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPINION: Quasi-government agency is being reined in
Actions taken by the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority have hindered downtown development.
Restaurant chain reacts to ADICA concerns over planned downtown establishment
A Waffle House official tells The Albany Herald the company plans to break ground on a downtown restaurant in April.
Three-day Panama City fest attracts country's biggest names
Officials with the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam sign three of country music’s biggest names to headline the 2015 festival: Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban.
Restaurant founder Bo Henry wanted a local place to play music
Harvest Moon, in its 15th year, is selected the favorite Venue in The Albany Herald’s Friday JAM Music Poll.
New finance director gives upbeat utility report
The Albany Utility Board OK’s purchases that are part of SPLOST-funded or budgeted projects.
Early arrivals at Wanee Festival get extra day of music
The popular Wanee Grateful Happy Hour returns to Florida music festival.
Restaurant chain in driver's seat over promised development
A quasi-governmental authority wants to recalim land it virtually gave to the Waffle House restaurant chain.
Albany Episcopal churches sponsor five-week series leading up to Holy Week
Albany’s three Episcopal churches offer a light meal and a brief series of sermons to set the stage for Holy Week, which starts on Palm Sunday March 29.
Rock Hall of Famers bring enduring show to Albany Civic Center for Soulfest
The Isley Brothers will join Fantasia for the sixth annual Soulfest Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.
OPINION: Community involvement crucial to success of Albany's signature event
Community participation and runners’ stories highlight Albany’s annual Snickers Marathon.
County Commissioners looking to prevent serious accidents at south Dougherty intersection
A Georgia Department of Transportation official discusses a dangerous intersection with Dougherty County commissioners.
SPLOST funding could help unify Albany area continous trails series
A group is pushing to create a unified series of bicycle/pedestrian trails from south Albany north to Lee County and west to Sasser.
Grant program addresses Dougherty substandard housing
Dougherty County commissioners are considering taking part in the Community HOME Investment Program.
P&G, Constellation Energy project secures jobs for Albany, Southwest Georgia
A $200 million biomass plant at the Albany Procter & Gamble plant will help secure thousands of area jobs.
New vendors among the 50-plus on hand for kickoff of weekly community market
Patrons were in a Mardi Gras mood for the reopening of the Friends of Tift Park Community Market Saturday.
OPINION: Inside information for atheletes, celebrants on their way home
Words of explanation for visitors leaving town after our weekend marathon and Mardi Gras celebration.
FRIDAY JAM: Music fans show love for their favorite artists, venues
The Albany Herald’s Friday JAM section shines a light on local musical artists.
More than 50 vendors are expected for the kickoff of weekly Community Market’s second season
Organizers of the Tift Park Community Market say they want to tap into the influx of visitors downtown for the Snickers Marathon and Mardi Gras celebration.
OPINION: Some city employees settling into parking spaces for the day
City employees who claim on-street downtown parking spaces for the day threaten Albany’s more liberal parking law.
Facility will enhance amenities at south Dougherty County park
A newly built facility in Robert Cross Park will give groups of up to 400 a first-rate meeting locale.
Yvette Aehle says loss of flights at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport will impact budget
The director of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport says a pilot shortage led to flight cuts at the Albany-based airport.
Nonprofit Common Cause Georgia wants to reform state ethics legislation
The executive director of Common Cause Georgia tells Dougherty County commissioners statewide ethics reform is needed.