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.
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.
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.
Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful volunteers collect unwanted electronics, medications
Discarded electronics and unwanted medications were collected for proper disposal during an annual event at the Albany Civic Center.
Husband-wife duo prepare for release of debut CD
Jon and Anna Gosa, who perform as Sundowner Motel, will hold a CD release party next week to celebrate their debut EP.
Buy-back guarantee cuts cost of heavy machinery drastically
A buy-back deal negotiated between the city of Albany and Flint Equipment Holdings leads to a heavy equipment bargain for the city.
Federal agency draft statement moves Sabal Trail pipeline closer to approval
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finds no reason in its draft environmental impact statement to challenge the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.
Siblings preparing for release of Carter chief of staff’s memoir
Hamilton Jordan’s children experience their father’s Albany roots in a visit to the place Jimmy Carter’s right-hand man grew up.
OPINION: Atlanta Pop Festival footage shows why guitarist is considered best ever
The Showtime documentary Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church showcases the great guitarist at the Atlanta Pop Festival in 1970.
Darton series features arts discussions with ASU, Georgia Southwestern, Valdosta State professors
The first discussion in Darton State College’s Visiting Artist Series is scheduled Thursday at Darton’s Student Center.
Corridor will become walking/cycling trail, provide utilities right-of-way
A 13.6-mile corridor purchased by the Albany City Commission for expanded utilities services will become an elaborate walking/cycling trail maintained by Rails to Trails.
OPINION: No targeting; traffic stop was justified
An Albany police officer exhibits professionalism during traffic stop.
Two of four city incumbents draw opposition for Nov. 3 election
Qualifying for Albany’s Nov. 3 municipal election closed Friday with two of four incumbents drawing opposition.
Oklahoma singer one of top acts performing at Macon CountryWide Fest
Keith Anderson left a promising music career behind when his mother was diagnosed with brain cancer. Now he’s back.
Businessman says he wants to cut wasteful spending in the city
Lane Rosen joins the field of candidates for Albany mayor.
OPINION: Imagining the details of a Kanye West presidency
Kanye West jokingly told the VMA audience that he was planning a presidential run, but would that be so farfetched?
Veteran commissioner offers harsh words for Albany Utility Board member
Ward VI Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell became the final announced candidate Tuesday to qualify for the city’s Nov. 3 municipal election.
City Manager Sharon Subadan acknowledges further multimodal issues
Albany city commissioners get an update from Albany Police Department Chief Michael Persley during a commission work meeting.
Mayoral hopeful Henry Mathis denied civil, political rights restoration
All announced candidates for the Nov. 3 municipal election but one complete qualifying requirements on the first day.
Insurance consultant recommends 7 percent cut in county employees' premiums
Dougherty County employees, who got their first pay raise in years starting in July, are also expected to see their insurance premiums cut.
Offices up for election in Albany includes mayor and commissioners of Wards I, IV and VI
A weeklong qualifying period for the Nov. 3 municipal election in Albany started today.
Tannur, Njemile Ali open their home for unique educational opportunities
iLOGIC is poet Tannur Ali’s community education program that broadens learning opportunities.
Rural telecommunications project has far-reaching impact
The time is rapidly approaching for city of Albany officials to determine whether they will continue their relationship with a federally-funded rural telecommunications project.
OPINION: Classic Springsteen album remains a rock and roll classis
Although it is just as vital today as it was when it was released — Aug. 25, 1975 — Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Born to Run” just turned 40.
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard introduces new Albany leaders at economic development gathering
Albany’s new city manager, police chief and fire chief address the public at an economic development summit.
City manager says infrastructure upgrades should be part of strategic plan
Albany Utility Board member Chad Warbington’s suggestion that surplus funds be used for a rate cut or rebates is debated by City Manager Sharon Subadan.
Sharon Subadan says others who should not have been getting benefits were cut off in December
Albany’s city manager says all ineligible individuals have had city benefits discontinued. Only city employees and elected officials are eligible, city attorney says.
OPINION: Horrors of tobacco fields lead to journalism career
Working on a farm as a youngster convinced me to look for another line of work.
Three-day event features music, activities, Confederate flag ride
A three-day Southern Heritage Festival is planned this weekend in rural Lee County.
Opening of new Lee store, name change signal end of Albany Tractor
Flint Equipment Co.’s new 78,000-square-foot Lee County Ag & Turf superstore will open for business Monday.
OPINION: Even when Major League dreams die, the national pastime endures
Braves win becomes a reminder that baseball remains the stuff of little boys’ dreams.
Chris Cannon’s Flint Equipment Holdings has 27 dealerships in six Southeastern states and the Caribbean.
Longest-serving Albany commissioner says crime, economic development, education key to city’s future
Jon Howard announces plans to continue his service on the Albany City Commission.
Albany city manager tells Utility Board member Chad Warbington he is ineligible for city insurance coverage
Albany City Commission candiate Chad Warbington says he’s concerned that his integrity might be questioned after he learned this week that he is ineligible for medical benefits he has been paying for while a member of the Albany Utility Board.
OPINION: Embracing Twitter opens a whole new world
A forced nudge into the 21st century is introducing me to the world of social media, 140 characters at a time.
Community leader wants to help local politicians with their campaigns
Bobby McKinney has decided to resign his position as chairman of the Dougherty Board of Registration and Elections to help with local political campaigns.
If finalized, the Albany Utility Board and some city services would move to the 400 block of Pine Avenue
The Albany City Commission tentatively approves $2,815,945.01 in spending to purchase, furnish and renovate former bank property on Pine Avenue for use by the city’s utility and other city offices.
Board votes unanimously to recommend that banker return to Aviation Commission
The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission will recommend that the Albany City Commission keep Keith Fletcher as a board member.
Move could pave way for microbrewery on property for agriculture
The Dougherty County Commission voted 6-1 to approve a text amendment that will allow certain agribusiness and agritourism uses in districts zoned for agriculture.
Retired appraiser works openly, behind the scenes on vital community issues
Bobby McKinney emphasizes the community’s positives while working to address its negatives.
Businessman serves on Albany Utility Board, Albany-Dougherty EDC
Long rumored to be a potential candidate, businessman Chad Warbington officially threw his hat into the Albany City Commission ring Saturday.
OPINION: City Commission not a wise choice to set utility rates
Some question Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan’s decision to take authority away from the city’s Utility Board.
Benefit concert will raise funds for repairs at Swamp Gravy venue, Cotton Hall
The tiny town of Colquitt will see its population more than double on Halloween night as country star Easton Corbin headlines the South Georgia Jam.
Utility authority can now only recommend actions to Albany City Commission
Members of the Albany Utility Board say the city manager’s interpretation of the city charter, which regulates the panel to an advisory-only capacity, makes decision-making slower.
Joint property purchase made by Albany officials in effort to spur downtown development
The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority agrees to jointly purchase, with the city of Albany, property on Front Street and Pine Avenue to create business opportunities and spark downtown development.
Albany Mayor Hubbard, Commissioners Howard, Marietta, Postell up for re-election
Qualifying will be held at the Dougherty County Elections office Aug. 31-Sept. 4 for the Nov. 3 municipal election.
Agreement allows Albany Holdings to begin preparation for Home2 Suites
The Albany City Commission agrees to a memorandum of understanding that will allow for the construction of a second hotel downtown.
OPINION: Albany citizens' complaints turn into genuine action
Citizens’ complaints to an Albany city commissioner turn into action that changes the face of the city’s cemeteries.
County leaders try to determine best method for addressing overgrown lots
Dougherty County commissioners are trying to find a way to force property owners to cut their overgrown lots.