Barring any late changes, Albany will be featured at 6:30 p.m. on the CBS Evening News
The anonymous Secret Santa stopped in Albany on Nov. 26, handing out $100 bills to brighten the holidays for dozens of Dougherty Countians.
Approval of the naming is still needed from the Lee County Commission and Smithville City Council
The document approved Tuesday night recognizes “all military veterans of Lee County.” The wording states that designating the highway Veterans Memorial Highway “will provide recognition of such sacrifice and serve as a reminder to all that freedom is not free.”
Traffic will be shifted to the far right and onto the new temporary ramp. The traffic lane shift is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday if weather permits.
Claire Leavy is director of Lee County Library
Lee County's Library director looks forward to breaks at St. George Island, Fla.
These are events and services at Albany area houses of worship.
News about business people in Southwest Georgia.
These are upcoming events at Albany area houses of worship
Albany Area Church Bulletin is a weekly report on worship-related activities.
The Lee County Chamber also presented its 2013 annual report
State Rep. Ed Rynders was presented a Bridge Builder Award from the Chamber. The Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to George Pressley Sr.
Buster Posey, an all-star catcher, will help raise funds for the Lee County educational facility
The mother of the Major League Baseball star is on the staff at the Lee Transitional Learning Center, which does not at PTO from which to draw support.
Maj. Anissa Reid Bowers was stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois
Maj. Anissa Bowers was executive officer to the director of financial management and comptroller.
Lee County plans free landfill day
A calligraphy course, ABAC endowment, Phoebe business hours and appreciation for farmers are news in Southwest Georgia this week.
Lansing C. Hillman, MD, has joined Phoebe Convenient Care at Phoebe Northwest.
Numerous other costs will rise after a year of extremely high claims
No decisions have been made, but Rabun said it is likely there will be an increase in the monthly deduction for health coverage. Now, a Lee County employee pays $49 a pay period for coverage that includes just the employee, assuming he participates in an optional wellness program. The cost is $86 otherwise.
The inspiration for 'October baby' speaks at local event
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Lee County recently hosted its second annual banquet featuring a speech by Gianna Jessen, a noted speaker and inspiration for the 2012 film “October Baby.”
Religion and church news from the Albany area
These are some of the events going on at Albany area houses of worship.
Lee commissioners differ on wording of local legislation to rename highway for veterans who died in service
Lee County commissioners appear united in their desire to honor all Lee Countians who have died while fighting for America in military srevice, but they are divided on how to accomplish that mission and whether to mention a specific veterans.
News about business leaders in the area
Chuck Mailloux has been promoted to chief operating officer for Short and Paulk Supply Co. which has operations in Albany, Dawson, Sylvester and Tifton.
Weekly news about Albany area churches and houses of worship.
Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday school this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
Agricultural fair features livestock competition in addition to the rides, food and fun
The midway at Westover Road and Oakridge Road will be party central next week as the James E. Strates Co. attractions arrive in Albany for the 58th version of Southwest Georgia’s largest fair.
News about Albany area business people
Russ Brien has been promoted to service center manager for Southeastern Freight Lines in Albany.
Church news from Southwest Georgia churches
Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
News about business people in Metro Albany.
Rabun served two years in Afghanistan and three years in Iraq assisting with governance and democracy issues.
Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School in Plains this weekend.
There’s a good chance that motorists driving along U.S. Highway 19 between Leesburg and Albany soon will be reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that Marine Lance Corporal Steven G. Sutton paid for his community and country.
A Halloween Costume Ball featuring Stephen Harrell and The Busty Boots Band is planned Saturday in Parrott.
Lee County residents will have an opportunity Thursday to learn more about the proposed Forrester Parkway Extension and Westover Road Extension Project
The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun the process of resurfacing Slappey Boulevard and Oglethorpe Boulevard.
D’Vine, three women who got their start in church choirs and advanced to performing before presidents and with renowned symphony orchestras, will return to Dawson Saturday evening to perform at Main Street Theatre.
The 2300 block of Whispering Pines will be closed Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
News briefs from Metro Albany
Lee County is one of the area’s more prosperous counties with a median household income of more than $58,000.
News about business people in metro Albany
Religion Bulletin is a weekly column on religious events in Albany and Southwest Georgia.
An Albany businesswoman has a hands-on role in the education of her daughters and has participated in numerous mission trips.
News and events from Albany: Road surfacing starts; auditions set for next Theatre Albany play; teacher grants available; calligraphy workshop this week.
Special events are set for Saturday in Albany and Blakely.
Religion briefs from Southwest Georgia
Consultant Skip Starling proposes reopening two abandoned Lee County fire stations and purchasing two fire engines.
The 43rd Annual Kolomoki Festival is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 12, near Blakely.
Experts say Georgia farmers are among the nation’s most efficient in their use of water for irrigation practices.
McMillan is city president for Ameris Bank in Albany and Cordele.
Weekly news report on business leaders in Southwest Georgia
News from churches in Southwest Georgia.
Bob Alexander will begin his duty as Leesburg’s first city manager on Oct. 28.
Lee County commissioners have offered the county manager job to Ron Rabun.
Westover Road will be extended in Lee County from Ledo Road to Fussel Road.
A Table with a View
After 25 years on the job in Albany, Joel Wernick is one of the area’s most influential business leaders.
News about business people in Metro Albany.
Albany attorney Ralph Scoccimaro shares some insights with The Herald’s Danny Carter in an On the Job interview.