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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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.