Safety Max is among businesses in Albany's warehouse district hurt by limited customer access
Prolonged drainage work takes a $15,000 bite out of an Albany business’ bottom line.
OPINION: Much tougher cities than Albany have seen redevelopment
Cowardly words and actions help eradicate the American spirit.
Seasons Christian residents face uncertain future as property undergoes bankruptcy proceedings
Three properties owned by Lamad Ministries bring in bids of $4.1 million in an online auction.
Up-and-comers join legends for two-day festival at Albany's Exchange Club Fairgrounds
John Anderson and Clarence Carter are the biggest names scheduled to perform at the Big Pine Music Festival in Albany Oct. 24-25.
More than 40 bands are scheduled to play at the Oct. 24-25 Big Pine Music Festival in Albany.
City, county officials want to dispel rumors about facility closing
City and county officials call a joint news conference to encourage participation in a weekend town hall meeting.
Long-time employee has 40-year career with city
The Albany City Commission helps build interim City Manager Tom Berry’s “team” with the promotion of Phil Roberson.
Board member questions EDC chair about possible conflict of interest
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission board returns Jay Smith to the chairman’s seat.
Drs. Mayher, Gillespie get unanimous support of Aviation board members
The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is a semifinalist for an air traffic control award.
OPINION: ‘Gopher Guts’ has survived for generations
Writing a timeless camp song is the height of aspirations,
Reversal should bring more income to solid waste enterprise fund
The Dougherty County Commission OKs a proposal to accept out-of-county solid waste at the county’s landfill.
Postell never wavers in representation of constituents
Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell is as feisty as ever at age 80.
OPINION: You wear your Jimmy Choo … Im wearing Jimmy Buffett
For many, fashion seems to be all about style over substance.
Home products maker plans to build $200 million energy plant
The state Public Service Commission gives Procter & Gamble-Albany an extension to put a finance plan together for its $200 million energy plant.
Southwest Georgia artists have something to say on ‘WeRThe229’
A mixtape produced to promote the “WeRThe229 Tour” is more than a party album.
SwishaMan Slim, Phlame, Young Lino part of multi-city tour
Local musical artists, models and fashion designers are all part of the multimedia WeRThe229 Tour.
Glenn Eames’ pizzas will be featured at Saturday’s first Community Market
An old technology is used to make pizzas in Glenn Eames’ wood-fired pizza oven.
Sharlene Cannon helped turn Thomasville’s downtown into a destination showcase
Sharlene Cannon brings years of experience, including a huge success in Thomasville, to Albany’s downtown redevelopment efforts.
OPINION: Complaints usually come from people who avoid inner city
City officials refute the oft-repeated complaint that Albany’s downtown district is dangerous.
Green energy P&G project would bring jobs, tax funds to community
The Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority asks for more time to complete a $200 million P&G energy project plan.
Judge: Costs for juvenile offenders significantly lower with ‘evidence-based’ program
The Dougherty County Commission is expected to sign off on a $300,000 juvenile justice program.
Elderly benefactor gives ‘from my heart’ to local nonprofits
A special room at the new SOWEGA Council on Aging facility is named for one of the organization’s contributors.
Projected weekly event features food, entertainment, crafts, art
Friends of Tift Park will host the first of planned weekly Community Markets Saturday.
OPINION: City sees positives, negatives in eventful week
The good maybe outweighed the bad by a little in an interesting week in the life of the city of Albany.
Family shoe business reaches five-year lease agreement with authority
The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority works out a lease deal with a local businessman.
Two-day fest planned at Albany’s Exchange Club Fairgrounds
The inaugural Big Pine Music Festival is planned for the Exchange Club Fairgrounds in Albany Oct. 24-25.
Commission meets with Berry
Internal marketing plan will stress what’s good about Albany
A multimedia marketing campaign about Albany’s bright spots has been in the works for two years.
City government paves way for new McDonald’s in west Albany
Albany City Commissioners approve a proposed design for a multimodal transportation center.
OPINION: Albany government sees whirlwind changes
Tom Berry, who angrily resigned as interim GM of Albany’s utility authority, is nominated to serve as interim city manager.
James Taylor says he’s still weighing his options
Albany city commissioners will be looking for answers from City Manager James Taylor today at their work meeting.
County government approves service agreements with city of Albany
The Dougherty County Commission names new members to its Aspire and Library boards.
Thrush would be the first business to be awarded money from the fund
The decision by the city’s Long-Term Financial Planning Committee must be ratified by the Albany City Commission before it can go into effect.
OPINION: James Taylor — Lies sting when family hears them
Retired Marine James Taylor’s tenure as Albany’s city manager is expected to end soon.
The city manager says a controversial bonus was business decision
Albany City Manager James Taylor speaks out about the controversy over a $20,000 bonus paid to a city employee, adding the city commissioners who claim to be unaware of the incentives policy have not been paying attention to the five-year plan he has presented to them each year.
Fraternal organization thriving around new, younger leadership
While state and national Elks clubs are seeing membership declines, the Albany lodge is growing.
County official says he will not advocate for state, county funding
District 4 Dougherty County Commissioner Ewell Lyle joins Flint RiverQuarium Board of Directors.
Fundraiser will benefit Salvation Army, Moving Mountains
Former Messendger guitarist Dwayne “Wimpy” Bowden’s Summit Musical Group will be among the artists performing at the July 26 SAMM Jam.
FRIDAY JAM SESSION: Guitarist summit is compelling viewing
Unlike most rock music documentaries, “It Might Get Loud” is worth watching.
Albany's Central Services director to head utilities commission
Thirty-three-year Albany city employee Stephen Collier takes over as interim assistant city manager for utilities.
The GM of the Albany utility is gone, and there are questions as to how long the Albany city manager will stay
Albany city officials are looking at possibilities in the event that City Manager James Taylor announces his retirement.
Buck O'Neal's barbecue recognized as some of the region's best
Buck O’Neal was born to work in the kitchen, finding creativity in cooking at a very young age.
OPINION: Departure of interim GM Tom Berry will have impact throughout city government
The question for many in Albany, as the city tries to pick itself up from years of frustration, is what comes next after the departure of a key city official?
Albany City Manager James Taylor may be considering retirement
WG&L interim General Manager Tom Berry’s sudden retirement last week may be only the start of changes in the city of Albany government.
Increase in tax digest means higher taxes for some property owners
The Dougherty County Commission will hold three public hearings to discuss a proposed property tax increase.
Fiscal Year 2015 budget goes into effect today
Noting small changes in final budget figures, the Dougherty County Commission approved its FY 2015 budget Monday.
An increase in the Dougherty County tax digest may have a small impact on city property owners
Keeping the millage rate the same would increase ad valorem taxes on properties with values that have gone up.
Sisters become co-presidents of family-owned business
Sisters Katie Gatewood and Callie Walker become co-presidents of one of Albany’s best-known Real Estate firms.
Civic-minded organization out to make its mark on Albany
A local organization of volunteers stays actively involved in the community.
OPINION: PR career could be my answer to financial independence
I think I’m just the man for a PR job with Big Oil.