Political newcomer plans to challenge longest-serving board member
Anthony Jones announces plans to join a growing list of candidates planning to run for office during the May 20 primaries.
Phillip Phillips will perform at the Valdosta venue on April 12
The concert will be Phillip Phillip’s first in South Georgia since he claimed the “American Idol” title.
Edwards throws hat into ring in quest to unseat incumbent Carol Fullerton
Former Dougherty County Commissioner Muarlean Edwards gets a jump on the 2014 election cycle by throwing her signature hat into the Georgia House ring.
Change order will allow for desired exterior lighting
The Dougherty County Library Board approves a change order that will allow exterior renovations to begin on the system’s Central Library branch.
City officials plan vote on controversial legislation at Feb. 25 meeting
Albany city officials listen to complaints about the city’s proposed pit bull ordinance at a work session.
OPINION: Proposed House bill would strictly limit access to medical cannabis oil
A Republican Georgia representative has introduced a bill that would make medical marijuana legal in the state.
School officials say there is no longer a need for the committee
The Albany City Commission also decides to postpone a vote on the installation of stop signs at an intersection adjacent to an elementary school.
Group to honor Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson
A banquet Saturday will be held to honor two Confederate Civil War leaders.
Candidate says business will be the focus of his campaign
Attorney and former Chief Assistant Dougherty County District Attorney Chris Cohilas commits to Dougherty County Commission chair post.
ADICA serves as intermediary for inner-city development
A $3.44 million bond has been used by Albany officials to spark development in the city’s downtown district.
Jury rejects police officer’s claim of racial bias
A federal jury rules in the city of Albany’s and APD Chief John Proctor’s favor in a racial discrimination lawsuit.
OPINION: ‘Prepare for worst, hope for best’ worked nicely in Albany, Dougherty County
Government leaders often draw our ire, but area officials deserve praise for their preparedness during the recent winter storm event.
Dougherty County Commission chairman will leave office at end of year
Albany and Dougherty County leaders have plenty of praise for Jeff Sinyard, who will leave the Dougherty County Commission at the end of the year.
City leaders must make decisions soon at key positions
Interim directors are currently proving themselves at vital positions within the Albany city government.
Albany utility gets good news/bad news financial report
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard sings the praises of Water, Gas and Light Commission staff for their efforts during the winter storm that hit the region.
Environmental assessment of property will begin soon
The next step in the city of Albany’s long-delayed multimodal transportation center project is approved by the Albany City Commission.
Delta flights into the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport have been cancelled until midday tomorrow, Airport Director Yvette Aehle said.
OPINION: Music moves front and center at Grammy Awards
The folks who put on the annual Grammy awards show focused on the music this year, making the show a memorable one.
Little interest shown in airport location by food/beverage vendors
The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission will gather more information before deciding on the build-out of concessions space at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport’s new terminal.
Operators of the oval track say residents may be hearing noise generated by the nearby drag strip
Noise restrictions on the Albany Motor Speedway that were imposed by Dougherty County officials in 2008 have been followed, speedway officials say.
Dougherty County Commission chair will give up office at end of the year
Dougherty County Commission Chair Jeff Sinyard says he will not seek re-election this year.
OPINION: Who needs evidence when you have got Sarah Palin and the Koch brothers?
A winter cold snap brings out the climate change deniers who have no use for scientific data.
OPINION: Unable to withstand the call of the wall
A weekend construction project offers a reminder of where “word-typer” lands on the manliness scale.
Ongoing Albany transportation project well into its second decade
The Albany City Commission pushes efforts to move forward with a long-delayed multimodal transportation project.
Annual music gathering celebrates 10th annniversary
In perhaps the last time with their current lineup, the Allman Brothers Band will host the 10th anniversary of the Wanee Music Festival April 10-12.
Conservation hunt, skeet shoot, golf tournament part of Quail Albany event
Quail Albany officials say the local community has responded favorably to celebrity events that focus on the region.
OPINION: New Jersey governor just doing what politicians do
Color me not very surprised by latest “scandal” involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Nativity Village complex has been thorn in Albany officials’ sides since it was built in 1999
A recent Albany City Commission vote puts a low-, moderate-income housing complex on a five-year improvement plan.
Committee formed to decide on commission president search
Justin Strickland is set to get a significant salary increase when he assumes his position as interim president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.
Water, Gas and Light Commission becomes 78th member of gas utility collective
Albany’s Water, Gas and Light Commission will officially join the state’s Municipal Gas Authority on March 1.
Citizen volunteers selected to serve on advisory boards, commissions
Albany city commissioners fulfilled their first official duty of the new year by selecting citizens to serve on advisory boards.
OPINION: Procedure will delay implementation of specific-breed dangerous dog ordinance
An Albany city commissioner’s call for a second reading of a pit bull ordinance delays implementation of the ordinance.
A second reading of the proposal is required before Albanys specific-breed ordinance can be enacted
Albany city commissioners tentatively approve an ordinace placing restrictions on pit bulldogs, but will have to ratify Monday night’s vote at a future business meeting of the board.
Proposed station would give Southwest Georgia trauma care coverage
Department of Public Safety officials say the state is willing to put up more than $12 million to bring a Life Flight operation to Southwest Georgia.
‘Dab Savage’ in major movie scene, TNA wrestling event
An Albany wrestler-turned-actor will have an opportunity to show his hometown what he does in both specialties over the weekend.
New commissioners say they're ready to tackle Albany's pressing issues
Two new Albany city commissioners, elected in the 2013 municipal elections, will take office Monday.
OPINION: For some, its always about others
A chance call by an ailing Army veteran offers a memorable wake-up call.
Guitarist foregoes down time to work on new material
A Florida guitar virtuoso prepares to release one of the best new albums in recent years.
City attorney: ADICA cannot commit city funds to aquarium
A downtown Albany attraction is seeking a management agreement with an Albany city development authority.
Staff recommends approval of requests brought before Planning Commission
The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission approves a pair of development requests with little fanfare.
EDC No. 2 official Justin Strickland named interim director
Economic and Development Commission president Ted Clem is reportedly accepting another position.
OPINION: Cold weather a reminder of the cruelty of life
Deadly cold temperatures leave Albany’s growing homeless population at risk.
Developer gets five-year window to upgrade apartment complex
The Albany City Commission tentatively agrees to a note modification on the 42-unit Nativity Village apartment complex.
Ongoing program will help alleviate localized flooding
The Dougherty County Commission kicks off the new year by approving continuation of a storm drainage project in East Albany.
Albany native part of latest incarnation of gospel music greats
The Mississippi Blind Boys have a hot new single and are putting the finishing touches on their first original album in more than two decades.
OPINION: Cant improve on perfection; you, on the other hand …
New Year’s resolutions are for suckers. They should be reserved for the perfect people who can point out others’ flaws.
Former Hope Ball has new sponsor, name
A formal fundraiser that formerly benefitted the American Cancer Society will now benefit the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.
Local Cadet Noah Kimsey to receive prestigious award
Volunteers formed the Civil Air Patrol program a week before the bombing of Pearl Harbor to help protect America’s coastline.
OPINION: A number of crucial issues face Albany-Dougherty leaders in New Year
Cutliff Grove, a long-delayed multimodal transportation site and finding potential successors for two proven leaders should be among area leaders’ priorities in 2014.
2013 a monumental year for many Southwest Georgians
The Albany Herald filled its readers in on the meteoric rises and the precipitous falls during the past 365 days.