'Downtowns on the Rise' offers hope for Albany revitalization
State redevelopment experts offer hope and advice on transforming Albany’s once bustling downtown.
Upbeat Economic Development Commission meeting filled with optimism
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission has been at the center of a number of high-profile projects.
Commissioner Tommie Postell suggests letting county initiate formal opposition to a controversail gas pipeline
Albany city commissioners take care of a number of matters in a brief business meeting.
Rosh Hashanah is celebration of Jewish New Year
The local Jewish congregation will celebrate the start of their religion’s High Holy Days tonight with Rosh Hashanah observances.
Suit alleges 'gross professional negligence,'; other charges
An Albany woman injured in an automobile accident sues the Ken Nugent law firm for legal malpractice.
OPINION: Insurance corporations are taking from premium payers
The poorly regulated insurance industry has taken control of America, living by its own skewed rules.
Law would potentially impact development of pipeline compressor station
Dougherty County’s attorney has drawn up a draft noise ordinance that citizens hope will impact a proposed natural gas pipeline compressor station.
Plant would create 'green energy' for home products maker, Marine base
The Dougherty County Commission gives special approval to installation of a smokestack and boiler at a biomass energy plant that exceed county height restrictions.
OPINION: Politicians can’t skimp on funding first responders
When it’s budget time, politicians curry favor with a simple mantra: Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending.
Dougherty farm one of state's few African-American-owned farms held by family for 100-plus years
A Dougherty County family’s farm that has been in the family for eight generations is officially designated a Centennial Farm.
Music, competitions, kids’ activities featured during all-day Sasser gathering
Four local bands will perform Saturday during the daylong Sasser Tailgate Jam.
Festival’s highlights start with headliners Eminem, Jack White
Music Midtwon 2014 kicks off at 4:30 this afternoon with dueling headliners on at 9 p.m.
ADICA approves $25,000 in additional funding for canoe/kayak launch
Albany’s interim downtown manager says inner-city progress is slow.
Artist Menaboni’s friend Russell Clayton to serve as guest curator for exhibit
The Albany Museum of Art’s “Athos Menaboni: Six Decades of Painting in Georgia” exhibit preview will be held tonight.
Albany leaders expected to take up vehicle, parking issues at future meeting
Albany commissioners are gavelled down by the city’s mayor after their discussion of take-home cars gets heated.
County board takes action to lessen impact of 'anomaly' of 'extreme' claims in 2013-14
The Dougherty County Commission takes measures to lesson the impact of “extreme” insurance claims during the most recent fiscal year.
Dougherty County officials call for joint meeting with Albany City Commission
Local activists join neighborhood group in calling for County Commission action against proposed natural gas pipeline.
OPINION: No classic song on horizon to displace Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway'
A recent music countdown proves once again the best rock music ever was made in the 1970s.
Hubbard says 'paying forward' kindness shown to her as a young woman
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard learned her work ethic from her hard-working father.
Albany band's third album is set for an Oct. 7 release
Evan Barber & the Dead Gamblers’ new album “Bronze” captures the band’s live energy.
Well-known artists have dueling time slots at Atlanta festival
With headliners playing at the same time each night, Music Midtown fans will have to make some tough choices at this year’s festival.
MCLB-Albany hopes to join partnership on green energy initiative
The Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority approves a resolution needed to bring a $230 million biomass plant to Procter & Gamble’s Albany campus.
Developers say grocery store might be located along North Slappey Boulevard
With a first Walmart Neighborhood Market under construction, a second is reportedly being considered for Albany.
Residents say they've seen 'homeless-looking' individuals coming out of woods
Residents in a north Albany neighborhood say they’ve seen people coming and going in a wooded area once occupied by homeless individuals.
OPINION: Combined agencies would have greater impact
Albany’s service agencies that fight homelessness would have greater resources if united.
Long-time city of Albany employee is adjusting well to transfer to Water, Gas & Light
Stephen Collier was easing into retirement when the opportunity to head Albany’s utilities authority was offered.
Bobby Coleman, Clinton Johnson work together on underpass, Boys and Girls Club issues
Elected Albany and Dougherty County officials are working together on issues impacting their shared constituents.
OPINION: Georgia Legislature makes sure weapons are handy anywhere
Georgia lawmakers are making it easy for gun owners to carry their weapons anywhere.
Retirement center sold at bankruptcy auction, leaving residents in limbo
Residents of the Seasons Christian Care Center retirement village await court action that will determine their future.
Meeting set at Darton to discuss $3 billion Sabal Trail project
As the regulatory process for approval of a 464-mile natural gas pipeline continues, local opposition remains strong.
Eminem, Darius Rucker prepare new releases
Country star Jake Owen will headline the “Days of Gold” tour at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallaahassee, Fla.
MUSIC REVIEW: 'Sailing' singer gets a few things off his chest on exceptional new work
Eighties Grammy darling Christopher Cross is set to release an album of new material on Sept. 12.
The $5.5 million project draws rave reviews from library patrons, Dougherty County officials
After a 20-month renovation, downtown Albany’s Central Libraryh reopens Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission sees revenues up, expenses down
Albany utilities officials say changes under the city’s new management team are providing positive returns.
Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell recently claimed morale is down in the Albany Police Department
A citizen activist challenges comments made by an Albany City Commissioner at a commission meeting.
OPINION: Orange may be new black, but broad backside is new hot
Prodigious posteriors were the focus of the MTV Video Music Awards.
Dougherty official wants policy compatible with action taken by administration
The Dougherty County Cosmmission is asked to consider a policy change that will impact employee discipline.
An agent for the store owner sold beer to an underage person in 2013
A Lee County store owner’s applicantion for an alcohol sales license under an employee’s name is rejected by the Dougherty County Commission because of the employee sold alcohol to an underage person last year.
Butterfly exhibit highlight of Albany attraction's anniversary weekend
Albany’s Flint RiverQuarium will celebrate its 10th “birthday” Sept. 4-6 with a butterfly exhibit and other special activities.
OPINION: Aviation Commission asked to ignore deadline and reconsider nominations
The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission is ordered to include Gloria Gaines as a candidate despite her late application.
Rabbi Holly Levin Cohn selected to serve local Jewish congregation
Holly Levin Cohn becomes Temple B’Nai Israel’s first resident rabbi in more than three years.
Rising country star to perform at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley will headline a Labor Day weekend country music festival at Panama City Beach, Fla.
Panama City festival set for Labor Day weekend kickoff
Many of country music’s biggest stars will perform at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam next weekend.
OPINION: Agency must redirect focus to maintain downtown relevance
Action by the quasi-governmental Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority has sparked debate about its future.
Airport project low bid comes in 130 percent above estimates
Albany city commissioners want more information before voting on funding for an airport vending area project.
Low bid for project comes in at more than double the cost estimate
The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission votes to approve a vending area bid of $92,000, well beyond the project’s $40,000 cost estimate.
Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority loses board member over skate park lease decision
Less than a week after walking out in frustration from a board meeting of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority, board member David Prisant has resigned from that board.
Marine, partner create 'Odd Jobber' business when rebuffed for employment
A 31-year-old Marine declared 80 percent disabled says he’s too young to remain idle, despite VA diagnosis.
OPINION: Cover songs -- good and bad -- are a staple in music
Purists have made certain the author knows the difference between a John Prine original and a cover by John Denver.
City personnel changes part of Tom Berry's reorganization plan
Efficiency is the buzz word around the city of Albany as officials look to reorganize.