Large local group takes part in Airsoft skirmishes
Airsoft war games allow youngsters of all ages opportunities to entertain their war fantasies.
Ex-jock's debut album has taken Nashville by storm
Sam Hunt serves notice that he is a heavyweight country music contender with his excellent debut album Montevallo.
ADICA board gets first-hand look at development proposal for residential space
A young developer offers board an inside view of how downtown Albany living can look.
New releases by Pink Floyd, Dylan, Who, Queen hot items for holiday shoppers
Classic rock is all the rage during the holiday shopping season, as vintage acts release new material.
New album by ex-Hootie & the Blowfish frontman is just right for holiday gatherings
Darius Rucker is deeply invested in his Capitol Records Nashville holiday album.
WG&L board, staff visit utility's telecommunications 'points of presence'
Albany utilities officials gather first-hand knowledge of telecommunications equipment during a Thursday tour.
OPINION: Exchange Club’s annual extravaganza a family tradition
Despite some people’s nagging complaints, there’s just something about going to the fair.
Officials are considering a joint city/county-financed recreation complex
Albany’s city manager discusses recreation and a land purchase with the Dougherty County Commission.
"Fixer-upper" homes, land could be claimed by residents at little to no cost
Albany officials have developed a plan that could offer low- to no-cost housing opportunities near the downtown Central Business District.
OPINION: Albany leadership has put together leaner, more fiscally responsible team
Under the leadership of the refocused City Commission and City Manager Tom Berry, the Albany city government is making significant strides.
"The Gathering Place" events center opens at former SOWEGA Council on Aging facility
Businessman Lane Rosen has not waited for developers’ go-ahead to increase his footprint downtown.
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Dougherty School System, Phoebe Network of Trust host diabetes prevention event
Dozens lined up Friday to get free food and learn more about eating and living healthier.
Board unanimously approves C-3 commercial designation for two properties
The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission gives its approval to a pair of rezoning requests and a variance.
OPINION: Certain artists create musical works that have lasting impact
Some musicians have left bodies of work that defy simple categorization.
Unique new business set for open house Saturday
Southern Threads Emroidery & Gifts finds a home in the west Albany Dawson Pointe Shopping Center.
Republican incumbent turns back challenge by Democrat Patrick Garner
Ewell Lyle had a commanding 530-vote lead over challenger Patrick Garner in his quest to retain his District 4 Dougherty County Commission seat.
OPINION: Georgia candidates lies, half-truths reached new lows
If nothing else good came of it, Tuesday’s election marked the end (hopefully) of political ad campaigns for a while.
Officer Gary Price involved in 11 accidents before being terminated by city
The city of Albany will pay more than $400,000 to settle a lawsuit that resulted from a former police officer’s crash.
Stakeholders, general public invited to share ideas at public forum
City officials hope to build momentum for downtown development at a second visioning forum planned Tuesday.
Close statewide races may have impact on Lyle, Garner County Commission race
The monthslong process of selecting a Dougherty County District 4 Commissioner will finally be decided Tuesday.
OPINION: Albany's attempts to maintain relevancy -- One step up, two steps back
Despite the efforts of some, Albany is becoming a city of watchers and not doers.
November event will be held at Andersonville prison camp
The Americus Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 78 will host the annual Capt. Henry Wirz memorial service Nov. 9 at Andersonville in Sumter County.
Compressed natural gas costs less, gives off less harmful emissions
Phase I of compressed natural gas conversion in Albany vehicles will focus on new transit buses.
Albanyy CFO: Utilities expenses down significantly
The city of Albany’s utilities authority has seen an increase in efficiency during the first three months of the current fiscal year.
Two-day gathering has plenty of highlights
Shovels & Rope, Chris Stapleton and Stapleton’s beard are among the highlights of the weekend Big Pine Festival.
Resolution notes proposed proximity of the propsed pipeline to wells, airport, city schools
The Albany City Commission joins the Dougherty County Commission in opposing a proposed natural gas pipeline, saying its proposed path is too close to city wells, the airport and three schools.
OPINION: Extremists have skewed definition of 'hardship'
Sunday’s historic early voting period in Dougherty County was an exercise in convenience.
Combining financial systems has already saved city of Albany hundreds of thousands of dollars
The new city of Albany Corporate Finance Department had to overcome obstacles and deadlines to combine city and utilities finances.
County board will send newly passed resolution to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Dougherty County Commission passes a formal resolution opposing the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline coming through the county.
Dougherty voters wait patiently to cast ballots in historic Sunday vote
A long line of voters waited patiently Sunday at the downtown Riverfront Resource Center to cast votes in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.
Two-day festival features strong musical performances, family fun
Perfect weather greeted attendees and artists Saturday on the second day of the Big Pine Festival in Albany.
Albany baker turns cooking talents into a home business
An Albany woman bakes up sweet treats at her Gillionville Road home.
OPINION: Albany State University was founded to provide educational opportunities for black students
Albany’s relationship with Albany State University has softened around the green of the university alumni’s money.
Arts & crafts, mechanical bull, ‘Port-a-Party’ and lots of music highlight weekend festival
Preparation is complete and the musical acts are tuning up their instruments for this weekend’s Big Pine Festival at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds.
Da Streetsweepa extends tour in search of development contract
An Albany rapper is getting lots of attention with the addition of a dance team to his stage show.
‘Old-school’ R&B, hip-hop stars to perform during ASU Homecoming celebration
A concert held in conjunction with Albany State University’s Homecoming will raise money for the university’s Scholarship Fund.
Energy company officials say willingness to change sites, route shows concern for community
Spectra Energy holds an informational open house to show possible changes to a proposed natural gas pipeline route and compressor station site.
New parking fees at airport would go into effect at completion of parking lot construction
Short-term parking fees at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport will go up slightly in February.
OPINION: Blankenship chose principle over party, to the dismay of leadership
Dougherty Elections Board member Walter Blankenship is drawing behind-the-scenes heat for a principled decision.
Proctor offers encouraging crime report during Albany City Commission meeting
The chief of the Albany Police Department says crime in the city is at a 10-year low.
SGRITA project would bring wireless broadband to rural counties
Albany officials say they have a nine-month window to complete a telecommunications project that has languished for years.
Commissioner John Hayes asks board to take formal stance against natural gas pipeline
Dougherty County officials consider formal opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would come through the county.
Public health, hospital officials talk about history of, preparedness to battle deadly virus
Local health officials talk to the Dougherty County Commission about the deadly Ebola virus.
OPINION: Call from former UGA coach Goff ends three decades of enmity
A long-held anti-UGA conceit is wiped away after a conversation with the writer’s unwitting nemesis.
Groups pitch in to help with statewide waterway cleanup program
Volunteers in Lee and Dougherty counties will work together Saturday to clean up along area waterways.
Dougherty County elections officials will conduct early voting 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 26
Bowing to “the will of county voters,” the Dougherty County Elections Board reverses itself and OKs Sunday voting for the Nov. 4 general election.
Anthony King submits proposal to purchase, develop Pine Avenue property
The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority will look deeper into a proposal by a local developer on the Pine Avenue Albany Heights property.
Local, regional, national favorites to perform on four stages at two-day festival
The two-day Big Pine Festival that starts Oct. 24 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds offers a mix of top local, regional and national musical artists.
EDC brings industry reps together to discuss issues, share best practices
Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission officials say discussions among area industries could bolster business.
Dougherty County Elections Board reverses earlier decision against Sunday voting
Dougherty County voters will be able go to the polls 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 for advance voting.