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Religion Bulletin - Jan. 30, 2015

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

The LeFevre Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 at First Baptist Church of Doerun.

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Lee County starting 90-day assessment of its Grand Island Golf Club

The Lee County-owned golf course is seen by some as an asset and by others as a taxpayer drain

While Grand Island’s future is cloudy, what is clear is that it owes the Lee County Commission $272,972 for payroll and health insurance costs that it is unable to meet.

Lee County backs away from insurance captive plan

Mathis leads effort to revert to more traditional approach

After initially agreeing to participate in a self-insurance captive recommended by its broker, J. Smith Lanier & Co., the Commission backed out of that plan primarily due to concerns by new Commissionr Billy Mathis.

Applications sought for Lee County leadership class

Program begins Feb. 19 and continues through March 26

The program’s mission is to enhance leadership opportunities by increasing the participant’s knowledge of the community’s economic strengths, the infrastructure of the community, and exposing them to challenges and issues confronting the community.

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Business Portfolio - Jan. 25, 2015

News about Albany area business leaders

Marc Skalla, president of SASCO Chemicals in Albany, has elected to the National Association of Manufacturers Executive Committee.

Religion Bulletin - Jan. 23, 2015

Weekly news on religion

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

Religion Bulletin - Jan. 17, 2015

First Bethesda plans pastor observance ceremony

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Lee County Commission makes first-of-year appointments

Rick Muggridge is chosen to serve as chairman for a third year

Billy Mathis was barely five minutes into his first meeting with the Lee County Commission when he got his first assignment.

Religion Bulletin - Jan. 9, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today featuring Higher praise from Telfair County.

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Leesburg Council receives clean audit

Council scheduled planning retreat for Jan. 31

City Manager Bob Alexander said the city has begun a 12-month process through Georgia Municipal Association to update city codes and have a legal review of all its codes and agreements. When finished, Alexander said the codes will be online and can be updated as needed.

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Lee County has funding for insurance risk pool

High claims lead to changes in Lee insurance coverage

Lee County Manager Ron Rabun says the county budget has the funds to pay for a new insurance plan to combat spiraling claims by county employees, but it won’t come without casualties.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Dec. 27, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach in Plains Sunday

Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Bronwood will host a pastor installation service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Large claims drive insurance costs higher for Lee County employees

Rates for employees of Lee County will go up 5-8 percent in February

The employees will pay more for their county insurance coverage beginning Feb. 1. The rate increases will be 5 percent for employee-only coverage, 6 percent for employee and child, 7 percent for employee and spouse, and 8 percent for family. Those with covered spouses who have access to insurance from the spouse’s employer will be subject to a monthly $125 surcharge.

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Business Portfolio -- Dec. 13, 2014

Strickland joins F&W Forestry as vice president

Jody T. Strickland, former land acquisitions manager for Weyerhaeuser Company, has joined F&W Forestry Services, Inc., as vice president of timberland transactions.

Religion Bulletin - Dec. 12, 2014

Carter to teach Sunday School this week in Plains

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. The lesson will begin at 10 a.m.

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Lee County commissioners approve road resurfacing contract

Lee County Commissioner Ed Duffy attends his last regular meeting as a board member

Commissioners unanimously approved a request from County Manager Ron Rabun and Planning Director Matt Inman to accept a bid from Reeves Construction Co. for resurfacing more than six miles of roadway, including almost four miles on Lovers Lane, for $806,977. The project includes 1.05 miles of resurfacing on the Lee County portion of North Doublegate Road and 1.33 miles on James Pond Road.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Dec. 5, 2014

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday at Plains church

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 featuring Southern Majesty of Sylvester.

Kennesaw rejects plans for mosque at mall

Community faces possible legal battle

Lawyer Doug Dillard, who represents the Suffa Dawat Center at Kennesaw, called the decision “a blatant attack” on the group’s First Amendment rights to freely practice religion.

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Infrastructure, grant funding chief concerns in Lee County for 2015

Road resurfacing tops list for Lee County Commission

State Rep. Ed Rynders and state Sen.-elect Greg Kirk pledged to work with the individual agencies represented at the meeting, but, Rynders said, as always, the state budget rules what can be funded.

Nevada family donates $1 million to Fuller Center

Americus-based organization accepts funds for housing projects

The Millers have been long-time donors to The Fuller Center’s work and have volunteered on multiple builds in the United States and internationally.

Albany Technical College hosting honors day program

Dean of health care technology division to speak at program

The fall Honors Day program recognizes honor students in advance of Albany Tech’s regularly scheduled fall graduation, which will be held Thursday at 7 p. m. at the Albany Civic Center.

Religion Bulletin - Nov. 21, 2014

Jimmy Carter to speak at Plains church Sunday

Doors to the sanctuary will open at 8:30 a.m. and an orientation is planned around 9 a.m. The church is located at 148 Georgia 45 North, Plains.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 14, 2014

President Carter speaking Sunday in Plains

First Southern Methodist Church will have a Movie Night at 7 p.m. today.

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Lee County growth expected along U.S. Highway 82 | VIDEO

Commercial and retail clients are top targets

Growth in Lee County likely will be centered on U. S. Highway 82 in the near future, says Greg Crowder, chairman of the Lee County Development Authority.

Albany Briefs - Nov. 12, 2014

Lane closures planned on Liberty Expressway

Work on the Jefferson Street exit on Liberty Expressway will create several lane closures during the next few weekend days, according to Nita Birmingham with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Nov. 9, 2014

News about Albany area business leaders

Albany resident Helen Milton has been recognized by Mediacom Communications for earning top honors in the company’s national awards program that recognizes employees for exceptional customer service.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Nov. 7, 2014

Jimmy Carter is speaking Sunday at Plains church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Men Day celebrations at 11 a.m. Sunday featuring a message from Kevin Sproul, Dougherty County sheriff.

Albany Metro Briefs - Nov. 6, 2014

Key Club is sponsoring Light the Night

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce will host its 26th annual dinner on Nov. 13 at Oakland Library and Event Center at 445 Oakland Parkway.

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Leesburg renews city manager's contract | VIDEO

City Manager Bob Alexander outlines goals for his second year

The Leesburg City Council authorized Police Chief Charles Moore to hire up to three part-time police officers to support the 10-member department.

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Business Portfolio Nov. 2, 2014

News about Albany area business leaders

Phoebe makes several board appointments

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Oct. 31, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church will host the 2014 Baptist Women World Day of Prayer at 5 p.m. Monday.

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Lee County receives improved fire rating from ISO

Improvement may not be enough to lower insurance premiums

If the rating had gone from a 6 to a 4, Rabun said it would have been almost a certainly that owners of residential and business property in the county would have reaped lower insurance bills.

Religion Bulletin Oct. 24, 2014

Churches planning fall festivals

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Carter’s next scheduled appearance at the church is at 10 a.m. on Nov. 2.

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Lee County Fire Department getting new pumper for Century station | VIDEO

Lee County commissioners back county manager in impact fee dispute

Lee County Manager Ron Rabun says the new engine, may cost as much as $275,000, likely will be assigned to the fire station at Century. The department also is looking at retiring a 20-year-old fire department unit.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio -- Oct. 12, 2014

Albany attorneys speak at law seminar

Walter W. Kelley and David Ballard, attorneys with the law firm of Kelley, Lovett, and Blakey, P.C., were speakers at the 17th Annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar sponsored by the Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute in Macon, Georgia.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Oct. 10, 2014

News about religion in Southwest Georgia

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Business Portfolio - Oct. 5, 2014

Albany banker named to board of Community Bankers Association of Georgia

Len Dorminey, CEO of HeritageBank of the South, has been elected to the board of directors of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) as a member at large.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Oct. 3, 2014

Mt. Zion Baptist hosting appearance by Jimmy Carter

Lighthouse Ministries, located at 2320 S. Liberty Expressway, will host its 14th Annual Fall Festival Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.

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Lee County resident wants saggy pants ban

A proposal by resident Steve Jenkins appears to have some support among county commissioners

Steve Jenkins says the public display of underpants by men wearing saggy pants is no less disrespectful or harmful than exposing oneself in a sexually explicit manner.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Sept. 26, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday at Plains church

First Southern Methodist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon.

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Lee County Commission renews contract with county manager, including pay raise

Commissioners unanimously back the new contract for Lee County Manager Ron Rabun

Lee County Manager Ron Rabun has received top grades from his bosses on the Lee County Commission following his first year in office. Rabun’s new contract gives him a $10,000 raise, five more days of annual leave and deletes a requirement that he reside in the county.

Albany Briefs - Sept. 21, 2014

Utility to have draw down for Lake Chehaw/Lake Worth

Utility to have draw down for Lake Chehaw/Lake Worth

Religion Bulletin - Sept. 19, 2014

President Carter not teaching this Sunday in Plains

First Baptist Church of Doerun is hosting a gospel sing at 6 p.m. Sunday featuring the Kingsmen at 6 p.m.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Sept. 14, 2014

O'Donnell joins Doherty Duggan Hart and Tiernan

Jarett O’Donnell has joined Doherty Duggan Hart & Tiernan Insurors as a commercial account executive.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin -- Sept. 12, 2014

Crisp County church hosting all-day singing convention

The Gospel of Matthew will be presented at 6 p.m. on Sunday 14 at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 212 N. Jefferson St., Albany, by Michael Reardon and Patrick Lane.

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Lee County investor makes last ditch effort for apartment complex | VIDEO

Oakland Partners wants to constrict a 240-unit apartment complex

Jim Bacon said a development company based in Columbus wants to build an apartment complex on 30 acres owned by Oakland Partners near the intersection of Forester Parkway and Old Leesburg Highway. He said the project would represent an investment of about $20 million and could bring about $5 milion in revenue to Lee County over the next decade.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Sept, 7, 2014

Albany obstetrician honored by state organization

John S. Inman Jr., M.D., of Albany has been honored by the Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society with its 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

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Southwest Georgia Briefs - Sept. 7, 2014

Georgia Southwestern State planning 90th birth bash for President Carter

A ceremony to honor and remember the Americans who died in the attack on America on Sept, 11, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Leary Fire Department, 127 Hand Ave.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin -- Sept. 5, 2014

Gospel of Matthew scheduled Sept. 14 at St. Paul Episcopal Church

Michael Reardon has memorized the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well as the book of Revelation and performs them dramatically worldwide.

Albany Briefs -- Sept. 5, 2014

Chehaw hosting two major events Saturday

Chehaw BMX will be hosting its largest and most prestigious race of the year, a DK Gold Cup Qualifying race, on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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