OPINION: Sorry, self-righteous, Hanukkah has dibs on holiday season
The joy of Christmas still has room for a lot of sad songs.
Event will raise money for Red Cross, Flint RiverQuarium
A local LGBT social club is hosting a charity masquerade ball, offering revelers a chance to “party with a purpose.”
Albany-born exotic dancer grew up in Southwest Georgia as Jason Edwards
An Albany-born transgender performer will headline the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at the Flint RiverQuarium.
Home improvement store, Friends of Tift Park lead efforts to restore park structure
A local home improvement store and community volunteers donate supplies and their skills to restore a historic gazebo in Tift Park.
Economic Development Commission given clean audit for FY 2014
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission closes out 2014 with the promise of a bright 2015.
Measure would allow city officials to offer early retirement incentives, reduce staff
The Albany City Commission approves a measure that will pave the way for planned staff cuts.
Entrepreneurs plan to ask Albany city leaders for permission to create their own downtown revitalization
Officials with a local group say they plan to bring arena football and a concert series to the Albany Civic Center.
OPINION: Mom-and-pops fight uphill battle against retail giants
Pledge will mean additional business for locally-owned retailers.
Long-time public servants end careers that span more than 58 years
Friends and colleagues recognize long-time Dougherty County officials Jeff Sinyard and Jack Stone as they end their political careers.
County government, volunteers want to re-establish GCAPS program in local school system
Dougherty County commissioners OK a student awareness program and select volunteer board members during their final meeting of the year.
New generation of arts patrons make cards, ornaments, jewelry during kids event
Dozens of kids came to the Albany Area Arts Council Saturday for a celebration of the arts.
Outgoing Dougherty Commission chairman has served community for 30 years
Jeff Sinyard has been at the center of major issues that have impacted the community over the past 30 years.
OPINION: Long-time civil servant plans to devote more time to business, family
Jeff Sinyard will preside over his final meeting of the Dougherty County Commission Monday.
Local businessman has become Southwest Georgia's most passionate ambassador
Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard will preside over his final commission meeting Monday.
Gregg Allman, EW&F, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick sign on for three-day festival
Widespread Panic replaces the Allman Brothers Band as Friday and Saturday headliners of the April 16-18 Wanee Music Festival.
Consultant suggests razing Albany Civic Center, building new sports park
Consultant Tony Peterman says a sports park, located where the Civic Center now sits, could have a considerable positive impact on downtown and that construction of a pedestrian bridge across Oglethorpe Boulevard would provide vital connectivity.
Asset verification expected to bring in more than $200,000 in new revenue for utility
An engineering firm will audit Water, Gas & Light Commission assets to determine if they are being used without payment.
Economic Development fund has $17.2 million set aside to stimulate job growth in community
An Albany City Commission committee votes to approve a $3.5 million loan to its utility authority for building improvements. The decisions must be approved by the Albany City Commission before they can go into effect.
Albany city officials looking ahead to $6 million shortfall that starts in 2018
Albany leaders look to prepare for life without Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia credits that end in 2018.
OPINION: Media kept elections close to generate more ad revenue
The only surprise rising from last month’s general election in Georgia is that some were surprised by the results.
Amendment would allow Albany to expand utilities services outside city, county limits
Albany city officials take a close look at a proposed charter change that would impact the city’s utilities services.
County official notes public response on vote to purchase 13 $5,000 computers
The Dougherty County administrator offers details about computer purchases approved by the County Commission.
Jail officials say new locking system is priority project at facility
The Dougherty County Commission is asked to reallocate SPLOST funding for a priority project at the county’s jail.
CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany State University President Art Dunning wants seat at economic development table
OPINION: Albany State president: There's so much potential here
Albany State University President Art Dunning says higher education can have a huge impact on the region’s economic development.
New Arts Council executive director focusing on engagement, education
The Albany Area Arts Council and its new director will host a kids’ holiday pARTy Saturday.
Annual festival lineup will be announced next week
Reduced-price early-bird tickets for the annual Wanee Music Festival go on sale for five days starting today.
Albany Marine base expected to utilize steam energy created at $230 million plant
One of the final steps in the development of a biomass energy plant on the Procter & Gamble-Albany campus is approved by the local Payroll Development Authority.
OPINION: Deadly incident widens the breach of American race relations
Extremists on both sides of the color divide have used the shooting of Michael Brown to illustrate the worst of each other.
Albany and Dougherty County government, school, post-secondary and economic leaders meet with state delegation
Leaders of Albany and Dougherty government bodies, education systems and agencies present their legislative agendas to state officials.
Day after Christmas will be an additional paid holiday for county workers
The Dougherty County Commission OKs the purchase of 13 EMS laptops despite concerns about the cost.
OPINION: Yep, love sometimes does mean having to say goodbye
A father’s true joy really does live in the eyes of his children.
34.7 percent of Dougherty County/Albany businesses owned by African-Americans
Black-owned businesses in Dougherty County earned only .014 percent of the income generated in the community, according to stats.
Burke got his start with restaurant chain as a busboy at Albany IHOP
Albany native and businessman John Burke is named the International House of Pancakes’ Franchisee of the Year.
Rash of new music proves rock's obituary premature
Great albums by U2, Bush and Foo Fighters help prove that classic rockers aren’t the only ones making vital music.
Local group hosts weekly rides, advocates for bicycle safety
The Pecan City Pedalers have any number of reasons to take part in cycling, dating back to their childhood days.
Long-time public servant made lasting mark on Dougherty County’s government
After a 28-year political career, Jack Stone is preparing to take life a little easier and spend more time with his family.
Albany personnel will begin the process of providing broadband, technology services to rural communities
The city of Albany’s Water, Gas & Light Commission and other personnel are set to begin work on a rural telcom project.
OPINION: Dude, you have eight years left until we cancel
A not-funny letter from the my insurance company leads to hilarity nonetheless.
Proposal would give workers the day after Christmas as an additional paid holiday
Dougherty County employees are expected to get an additional paid holiday for the day after Christmas.
OPINION: Even thicker skin can be penetrated with barbs
Relevance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
Former Default singer now a solo country artist
Dallas Smith’s varied musical influences have led him from harder-edged rock music to country.
Phase 1 of 'There's Only One Albany' campaign nearing conclusion
Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission officials have their eyes on Phase 2 of an internal marketing campaign.
OPINION: A list of ways you can tell others are getting older
Conversations with senior workers offers a few gentle reminders.
Professor wants question of criminal history removed from city employment applications
An Albany State University professor asks the Albany City Commission to join the "ban the box" initiative, which he says is a national movement that has been adopted by 60-64 U.S. cities.
County Administrator Crowdis closing in on 40 years of city, county public service
Richard Crowdis is selected by his peers in the Georgia City-County Management Association to receive a Pillar of Professional Management award.
Joint proclamation makes Monday Neighborhood Watch Association Day
Albany and Dougherty County officials honor members of local neighborhood watch groups.
City, county leaders consider pooling SPLOST funds to build recreation facility
Dougherty County and Albany city leaders are discussing ways to move a proposed jointly-funded recreation complex forward.
Wrestling superstars, celebrities to thank American troops at Columbus outpost
World Wrestling Entertainment will bring a popular holiday event to Georgia’s Fort Benning.
OPINION: SPLOST-funded complex could promote economic development
Albany and Dougherty County officials are considering pooling benefits to build a state-of-the-art recreation complex.
Statistics show number of senior citizens in work force is increasing
Area seniors are among a growing number of workers 65-over who remain at their jobs.