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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.

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.

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.

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.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - Aug. 31, 2014

Norman College alumni group seeks to reconnect with former students

Ashburn prepares to host smaller version of the Vietnam Wall

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Tim Morse named sports editor of The Albany Herald

Tim Morse has 15 years of experience covering high school and college sports

A graduate of Valdosta State University where he majored in English with a minor in journalism, Tim Morse has more than 15 years of newspaper writing experience that includes stops at the Statesboro Herald, Dublin Courier Herald, Augusta Chronicle and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio -- Aug. 31, 2014

A weekly column on business people in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Albany Area Business Portfolio appears Sundays. Items should be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday regarding promotions, new jobs and other events of interest.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Aug, 29, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday Sunday in Plains

First Southern Methodist Church will host a movie night at 7 tonight showing Left Behind.

Lee County officials, sheriff confer on budget issues | VIDEO

The Lee County Commission chairman expects a resolution soon

The conflict began when County Manager Ron Rabun received an invoice of $18,340 for digital video recording equipment for the county jail. The expenditure was not included in this year’s budget. Rabun suggested the bill be paid from the sheriff’s drug forfeiture account, a move that was opposed by Rachals.

Albany Briefs - Aug. 24, 2014

Foreclosure rates down in Albany

North Blaylock Street at Georgia and Florida Railroad crossing located between East Tift Avenue and East Residence Avenue will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Aug, 22, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

Albany Area Religion Bulletin is a Friday compilation of coming events at houses of worship in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia. Items may be submitted to news@albanyherald.com and should be received by The Herald by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Lee County panel recommends road resurfacing, paving priority lists

Lovers Lane No. 1 on the proposed Lee County resurfacing list

While Lovers Lane Road is No. 1 on the resurfacing list, Forrester Parkway Extension in western Lee County is No. 1 on the paving or new construction list.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Aug. 17, 2014

Dunn, Stephens accept Phoebe Putney-related positions

Eric Hooper, an attorney with the law firm of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Ridgers P.C., has been appointed to serve as a member of the Community Outreach Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate section of the American Bar Association.

Briefs from Southwest Georgia

Phoebe hosting support group for diabtics

The drop-in event will be held Wednesday from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Phoebe North Campus in the large education classroom. For more information call Phoebe Diabetes Care Center at 312-1392.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Aug. 15, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

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

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