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.
Doobies, co-headlining tour with Peter Frampton, have a July 17 show in Alpharetta
The lead singer of the Doobie Brothers talks with the Albany Herald about the band’s past, present and future.
Southwest Georgia may never fully recover from Flint River flooding in 1994
Two decades after it happened, the Flood of ‘94 is still impacting residents of Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Officials say flood always part of downtown development conversation
Much of the land that is vital to downtown redevelopment was impacted by the Flood of ‘94.
Forensics experts identified all but 95 bodies washed up during flood
One of the greatest horrors of the Flood of ‘94 was the disinterment of 438 caskets in Albany riverside cemeteries.
ALBUM REVIEW: Special edition of country star Colt Ford's album includes a superheroes comic
A number of country stars give Colt Ford assists on his latest album, which will be released Tuesday.
City government signs off on state lobbyist, funds for downtown attractions
Despite two votes against, the Albany City Commission approves its Fiscal Year 2015 budget.
Eminem, Jack White, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band to headline Atlanta festival
Large crowds are expected at Atlanta’s Music Midtown 2014, which has what its promoter calls the best lineup in the history of the event.
Interim GM Berry resigns during new member’s first meeting
Appointed the night before by the Albany City Commission, the newest WG&L board member gets a baptism by fire.
Tom Berry say Albany politics worst he's ever seen
WG&L Commissioner Bob Hutchinson said he also is likely to resign from the board.
OPINION: Public, commission divided over RiverQuarium, Civil Rights Institute funding
The Albany City Commission will vote tonight on some $300,000 in public funding for two downtown attractions.
Business owners, developers say prospects good for downtown business boom
Although Downtown Manager Aaron Blair will leave at the end of the month, inner-city stakeholders say they expect momentum to continue.
OPINION: MEAG credits should help fund incentives for business growth
Albany city commissioners are sitting on a Deal-Closing Fund created to provide incentives for new or expanding businesses.
A genealogical database created by Albany woman includes more than 36,000 entries
An Albany woman has been collecting her family’s history for almost 50 years.
Phoebe asked city to consider credits for earlier stormwater improvements
City officials are working with Phoebe Putney Health System in an effort to clear up delinquent stormwater charges.
A cappella stars have two performances scheduled at Tifton's UGA Conference Center
TV’s “The Sing-Off” winners bring their talents to Tifton for a pair of shows.