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Albany Area Business Portfolio June 21, 2015

Two ABAC employees complete Georgia Academy for Economic Development

Garrett Boone and Franzelle Mathis-Pertilla, employees of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, recently graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - June 19, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to speak Sunday at Plains church

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school on Father’s Day at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

Albany Area Briefs - June 14, 2015

United Way of Southwest Georgia annual meeting set Monday

Tiftarea Coin Club is hosting its annual coin show Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, at Tifton Masonic Lodge, 1480 Kennedy Road, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. both dates.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin June 12, 2015

Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this Sunday in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing today at 7 p.m. featuring Frank Story; Healing Hands and Majestic Kingdom plan Prison Break conference.

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Lee County FY '16 budget would not require tax increase

Lee County employees are in line to get 3 percent raises

The 3 percent salary hike will not take effect until Jan. 1, six months after the budget year begins this July 1. The added expense of the salary increase is $173,682, county officials said.

Manager of Grand Island Golf Club resigns

Parks and Recreation director to manage golf club

The general manager of Grand Island Golf Club in Lee County has resigned to accept another position in the Albany area, says Lee County Manager Ron Rabun.

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Albany woman hosting food show on Georgia Public Broadcasting

Lara Lyn Carter's four-part series begins June 13

“Thyme for Sharing with Lara Lyn Carter” will have four Saturday afternoon episodes starting June 13 in its pilot series.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - June 5, 2015

President Carter to teach Sunday school at Baptist church in Plains

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host its first Womens and Mens conference today through Sunday.

Albany Area Briefs

United Methodists to gather in Tifton

Sections of Honeysuckle Drive and Gaissert Road in Dougherty County will be closing Monday for about 45 days to allow county work crews to reconstruct those roadways.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - May 29, 2015

President Carter is not on schedule in Plains this weekend

A wrap-up of religion events in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Business Portfolio - May 24, 2015

Foy Shemwell joins Fleming & Riles Insurance

Werhner Washington, plant manager at the Albany Procter & Gamble Company plant, and Albany Technical College Board Member, was featured as the May “Faces of Manufacturing in Georgia,” a segment produced by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), a part of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.

Religion Bulletin - May 22, 2015

Jimmy Carter not scheduled to speak this week in Plains

First Southern Methodist Church will host a movie night at 7 p.m. on May 29.

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Lee County officials take first step toward repairing courthouse

Company will provide recommendations on needed repairs

Commissioners voted to pay Masonry Restoration Technologies & Services of Lima, Ohio, $24,535 to conduct an exterior assessment of the Lee County Courthouse and make recommendations on needed repairs.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - May 17, 2015

A weekly roundup of people in business in Albany and Southwest Georgia

Leadership Albany class graduates; Chad Schwartz new job; Jessica Swords promotion.

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Leesburg approves city parking ordinance

New rules designed to prevent parking along major roadways

The fine for parking in a no parking zone is $135.

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Business Portfolio - May 10, 2015

News about Albany area business leaders

Sam McCormick has been promoted by the Albany Area YMCA to Fitness Health and Wellness Associate.

Religion Bulletin - May 8, 2015

First Baptist of Putney planning homecoming service May 17

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

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Business Portfolio May 3, 2015

Casey joins Jenkins Group

Matt Casey has joined The Jenkins Group as a financial advisor. Casey is a licensed broker with LPL Financial and an investment advisor representative with The Jenkins Group.

Religion Bulletin - May 1, 2015

Weekly religion news in the Albany area

Gospel singer and songwriter Squire Parsons will be at First Baptist Church of Albany on Thursday for Glory 2015, an event for senior adults.

Lee County purchases gear for firefighters

Two zoning variances granted by Lee County commissioners

Commissioners discuss the possibility of discontinuing the free monthly service at the county inert landfill.

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Lee County Clerk Christi Dockery named 2015 County Clerk of the year

A reception is set for Tuesday afternoon to honor Christi Dockery

Lee County Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge and Lee County Manager Ron Rabun are not Dockery’s only cheerleaders. She was recently selected 2015 Clerk of the Year by Georgia County Clerks Association and Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

Albany Briefs - April 26, 2015

Broad Avenue closing for underpass improvements

Georgia’s First Lady, Sandra Deal, will visit Albany on Monday, May 4, to help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 24, 2015

Carter teaching Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church

Words of Restoration International Ministries Church of God in Christ will celebrate 91 years of ministry with its annual Community Day Saturday and Anniversary Service on Sunday.

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Business Portfolio April 12, 2015

Bondurant to manage Olive Garden

Charles E. Peeler of Flynn, Peeler & Phillips was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Georgia.

Religion Bulletin April 10, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School this Sunday in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today featuring the South Georgia Quartet from Warner Robins.

Lee County officials look to reduce jail population

A magistrate court will have added capability to be a second courtroom for jury trials

The jail budget is $2,139,209, or 9 percent of Lee County’s total budget of $23,456,773.

Leesburg police officers to get body cameras

Leesburg police should be equipped with the cameras in three weeks

Leesburg Police Chief Charlie Moore says the 11 body cameras will cost $4,345 and enable each city police officer to be outfitted with one.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - April 5, 2015

Darden chairs national nursing organization

Joan Darden, interim vice president for Academic Affairs at Darton State College, has been named chair of the first Board of Commissioners for the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin April 3, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school at Plains church on Easter

Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to teach Sunday School on Easter Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Business Portfolio - March 29, 2015

Physician joins Phoebe Palliative Medicine

Thomas J. Glass and Rodney D. Gore of the Albany Police Department and Nigel B. Johnson of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Police were among 15 individuals who recently received certificates at graduation exercises for the 276th session of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Regional Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - March 29, 2015

News from across Southwest Georgia

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce staff is in the process of planning this year’s Annual Golf Classic. The event is to be held at the Grand Island Golf Club on May 14 and will be a 4-Man Scramble ($400 for team).

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin March 27, 2015

Holy week services are planned Monday through Friday at Morningside United Methodist Church.

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First phase of Oakland/Forrester Parkway Extension approved

Vote to proceed was 4-1 with Vice Chairman Roland dissenting

Lee County Commission Chair Rick Muggridge says the Forrester/Oakland extension is the “most important economic development project this county could do,” adding there is “significant investment” in the county waiting for the $7.7 million road to be completed.

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Business Portfolio — March 22, 2015

Trent Williams joins DOCO Credit Union as vice president of lending.

Matthew L. Gaston has been promoted to branch manager of TTL Inc. in Albany.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - March 20, 2015

Bible Way Baptist hosting Fun Day Saturday

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

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Former newspaper circulation district manager arrested on forgery, theft charges

William Lemon is taken into custody this morning

William Lemon is charged with 16 counts of forgery in the fourth degree and two counts of theft by deception after an internal audit by The Albany Herald uncovered discrepancies in the circulation department, where he worked as a district manager.

Lee County getting traffic signal at Century Road and U.S. 19

Officials also want light at U.S. 82 and Hickory Grove

The decision to place a traffic signal at the intersection culminates an effort that stretches back to at least 2006. The intersection sits on the crest of a hill which makes it difficult to see oncoming traffic from either direction.

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Business Portfolio - March 8, 2015

News about Albany area business leaders

Robert “Bucky” Leach, investment program manager for Heritage Investment Center, has been honored at the LPL Financial Institution Services Program Leadership Conference as one of LPL Financial’s 2015 Program Managers of the Year.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - March 6, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday at Plains church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday: Mount Pilgrim has annual Friends, Relatives and Neighbors Day on March 15.

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Business Portfolio March 1, 2015

News about Albany area business leaders

Tim McLean of Synovus Securities Inc., an affiliate of Synovus Bank, has been named to the company’s President’s Club for his annual production in 2014 for the third consecutive year for attained a high level of brokerage revenue.

Religion Bulletin Feb. 27, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School this weekend in Plains

The Mallary Baptist Association Spring Mission Celebration, sponsored by Women’s Missionary Union & Women’s Enrichment Ministries, will be 7 p.m. on Monday. This event will be held at First Bapist Church Albany.

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Changes under way at Grand Island Golf Club in Lee County

Lee County Recreation Authority will look at proposals for adding a driving range

Lee County Commissioner Luke Singletary says the county’s recreation authority has been working with Grand Island’s staff to make changes to become more efficient and to allow a more precise snapshot of the club’s financial situation.

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Transportation key to Lee County growth

Development of Lee's transportation system, and improving infrastructure and basic services are top priorities

While growth has slowed in Lee County, officials in the county are concentrating on finding new businesses and improving infrastucrure needs of residents and businesses.

Religion Bulletin - Feb. 20, 2015

Church plans Black History program Sunday

The Church of the Living Word at 930 Rear Gordon Ave. will host its 15th annual Black History program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Keynote speaker will be Geraldine West Hudley.

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Business Portfolio Feb. 15, 2015

Salter, Moore, Bridges featured

James Salter, formerly of Albany, has been promoted to market president in Auburn, Ala., for HeritageBank of the South.

Religion Bulletin Feb. 13, 2015

Carter to speak at Plains church

Primitive Quartet of Chandler, N.C., will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Pine Hill Baptist Church.

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Forrester Parkway project now at $7 million, broken into five phases

With costs for the project up, sales tax projections for the fund to pay for it have been lowered

Originally expected to cost $3 million, the Forrester Parkway project, now is expected to hit $7 million, also is hampered by the fact that revenues from SPLOST VI, which is to be used to pay for the project, is now expected to fall about $5 million short of the $21.4 million it was projected to generate in 2011.

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Business Portfolio - Feb. 8, 2015

News about Albany area business leaders

Sherry Curry has been named branch manager of HeritageBank of the South in Sylvester.

Religion Bulletin - Feb. 6, 2015

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School lesson Sunday in Plains

Roosevelt Jackson, the oldest living player/manager in the old Negro league baseball organization, will speak at New Zion Hill Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Leesburg City Council seeks depot funding, approves transportation study

Leesburg delegation visits state Capitol to make appeal for funds to help with rehab of depot

Leesburg City Manager Bob Alexander told Leesburg City Council members Tuesday night that he, City Clerk Casey Moore and state Rep. Ed Rynders, R-Leesburg, recently visited with Russell McMurray, new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, to ask for funding to renovate the Leesburg depot.