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Lee County Commission rezones tract that may be sold for new concrete plant

The Lee County-owned property on Mossy Dell Road was rezoned from agricultural use to industrial

The property was originally obtained by Lee County under eminent domain. The commission voted 3-2 at a called meeting Monday to approve the rezoning of the property.

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Mike Sabot is challenging for a seat on Lee County Commission

Mike Sabot says the Lee County Commission faces tough financial issues

Mike Sabot and incumbent Dennis Roland face off in the May 20 GOP primary for the District 1 seat on the Lee County Commission.

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Dennis Roland seeks re-election to handle unfinished Lee County business

Dennis Roland is seeking a new term on the Lee County Commission

Lee County Commissioner Dennis Roland says the needs of the more rural northern segment of the county are different from those of the more heavily populated southern part.

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Business Portfolio - April 27, 2014

News about business leaders in metro Albany.

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Bob Usry suggests waiting on Lee County schools sports improvements

A candidate for the District 1 School Bboard seat says bigger is not always better

Bob Usry, who says his politics run on what he can do for people, is seeking the District 1 seat on the Lee County School Board in a nonpartisan election May 20.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 25, 2014

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

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David Brokamp says servant's heart led him to Lee County School Board race

Sumter EMC executive says the motivation to seek office is his three children in the Lee School System

David Brokamp, who has three children in the Lee County School System, is seeking the District 1 seat on the School Board in a nonpartisan election May 20.

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Lee County Commission tables rezoning request that would allow new concrete plant

Lee County Commissioner Greg Frich has concerns about property rights in the county obtaining the Mossy Dell Road property

Commissioner Greg Frich says his concerns are based solely on property rights and not because he opposes the concrete plant or that he is concerned about the impact of a concrete plant at the location.

Company wants to develop senior housing complex in Leesburg

The 50-unit apartment complex would be located near the city’s post office

The Planning and Zoning Board recommended the land be rezoned from C-2 General Business District to R-2 Multiple Family Residential. The Leesburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the issue at 6 p.m. on May 6 during its regular monthly meeting.

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Business Portfolio - April 18, 2014

News about business people in Metro Albany

Regan Fowler has joined Fleming & Riles Insurance as a commercial account manager.

Albany Area Briefs - April 20, 2014

he Albany Civil Rights Institute will host a political forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 326 Whitney Ave.

Religion Bulletin - April 18, 2014

Weekly religion news

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

Albany Briefs - April 18, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

A communitywide Easter egg hunt is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday at Renaissance Cultural Arts Center, 950 N. Maple St.

Metro Albany Briefs - April 16, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

Albany Briefs - April 11, 2014

Formwalt to present new book at Civil Rights Institute

Dr. Lee Formwalt, former executive director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute, will be at the facility Tuesday to to read excerpts from his new book, “Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest Georgia Freedom Struggle, 1814-2014.”

Religion Bulletin April 11, 2014

Weekly news about area churches

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

Southwest Georgia Briefs - April 6, 2014

News briefs about Southwest Georgia events

Benefit for cemetery near Climas features food

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Business Portfolio - April 6, 2014

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

Jessica Lancer has joined Southwest Georgia Farm Credit as a Client Relations Specialist.

Alzheimer's caregivers conference set Thursday

Two nationally-known authorities will speak at the Albany event

Two nationally-known authorities on caring for people who have dementia and memory loss will be in Albany on April 10 for the third annual Caregivers Conference and family and professional caregivers.

Religion Bulletin - April 4, 2014

Carter to teach Sunday school in Plains on Sunday

Religion Bulletin is a weekly column on religion meetings and events in Southwest Georgia. Items may be submitted to by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Friday publication.

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Leadership Lee grads hear from existing leaders (Video)

State Rep. Ed Rynders, County Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge, Commissioner Greg Frich and Chamber CEO Winston Oxford speak to the group

State Rep. Ed Rynders challenges the Leadership Lee grads to become engaged in local government, to appreciate the quality of life that Lee County offers and to have “civilized debate” about issues.

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Lack of funds hampers fire improvements in Lee County

Residents of northern Lee County, dealing with high insurance costs, want improved services

Commissioner Dennis Roland and his constituents from northern Lee County residents show frustration over the lack of progress in providing fire protection services to the less population dense area of the county.

Religion Bulletin March 28, 2014

Weekly religion news briefs

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

Resurfacing begins on U.S. 19 in Lee, Dougherty counties

Work in Leesburg will be done during the school system’s Spring break

Work crews with Oxford Construction Co. of Albany have begun the project that is expected to continue until June 30.

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Business Portfolio 3/23/14

Dr. JHames Hill, Christina Payne among newsmakers

Dr. James Hill, professor of English and chair of the Department of English, Modern Languages and Mass Communications at Albany State University, has been chosen to serve a two-year term as vice president of the Georgia Council of Teachers of English.

Religion Bulletin March 21, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday in Plains

The South Georgia Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Doerun.

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Lee County plans communitywide cleanup Saturday

The event features amnesty day at the landfill, plus old prescription medicine and flags can be turned in for disposal

This year’s edition of the Great American Cleanup in Lee County is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Anyone wishing to participate should contact the Lee County Chamber of Commerce at (229) 759-2422.

Worth EMS director named region’s best

Competition covered 27 counties

A native of Winder in north Georgia, Lassiter has lived in Sylvester for 12 years. He has been with emergency medicine services for 18 years and holds an RN degree from Darton State College.

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Business Portfolio - March 16, 2014

Appointees announced to Phoebe boards

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Business Portfolio March 9, 2014

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

News about Michaelk Eric Hooper and Bo Hatcher

Dog dispute in Lee County heads to Superior Court

Couple who provide safe haven for dogs are told to remove kennel from neighborhood

Wes and Kim Terrell file suit against Lee County commissioners over directive sent by the county attorney ordering them to close their kennel for rescue dogs. The facility has drawn opposition from many of the Terrells’ neighbors over the past several months.

Religion Bulletin March 7, 2014

President Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. on March 14 featuring South Georgia Quartet from Warner Robins.

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Historic train depot in Leesburg damaged by water

Leesburg road resurfacing project is delayed when bids come in higher than expected

Plans include renovation of the former depot into a community center, complete with space for community gatherings and a small museum with artifacts pertaining to the city of Leesburg.

Three seeking county commission seats in Lee County

Two seats available on the Lee County Board of Education

The candidates were unable to qualify Monday because a notary public was not available at the GOP site

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Business Portfolio - March 2, 2014

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

Intensivist Kenneth G. Kalassian, M.D., has joined Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as the medical director of critical care services.

Religion Bulletin March 2, 2014

Weekly religion news from Southwest Georgia

Former President Jimmy Carter will be teaching Sunday School on Sunday in Plains.

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Business Portfolio - Feb. 23, 2014

Managers appointed at local health club

Steve Nix and Leah Vann have been promoted to management positions with Tony’s Fitness Group on Westover Boulevard.

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Religion Bulletin Feb. 21, 2014

News from area churches

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School on Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.

Area News Briefs

Volunteers needed for Albany marathon

The SOWEGA Council on Aging has scheduled a public hearing in Pelham to give citizens an opportunity to learn about and discuss COA programs and services.

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Business Portfolio 2/16/14

Bucky Leach named one of nation’s top 50 bank advisors

Neal Tomlinson has joined Doherty, Duggan, Hart & Tiernan as commercial account executive.

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Albany Museum of Art patrons celebrate 50th year

Affairs features dinner, auction, cocktails, live music and dancing

The auction will feature celebrity auctioneer Carly Mathis, Miss Georgia 2013 and a finalist in the Miss American pageant. The music and dancing will follow the auction.

Religion Bulletin Feb. 14, 2014

Jimmy Carter is expected to teach Sunday School this week at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today featuring Frank Story, co-host of the Frank and Sonny Show on 90.7 radio.

Dog dispute in Lee County likely headed to court

Residents of Brittany Plantation want rescue dog kennel closed

A County Lee woman who operates a kennel as a rescue center for dogs contends her operation is allowed under county regulations.

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Business Portfolio 2/9/14

McAfee joins local banking boards

business news, banking

Religion Bulletin 2/7/14

Weekly religion news

Audit suggests changes in Leesburg’s Finance Department

Leesburg also buys telemetry equipment to monitor its utility system

The report was favorable overall, but auditors say internal controls are needed in the finance department, a problem not that unusual for small city governments with limited staff. The situation should be improved, the auditor said, with the addition of City Manager Bob Alexander.

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Albany Area Briefs - Feb. 5, 2014

A portion of Liberty Expressway is closing for three hours on Thursday

Reservations for Dawson Valentine’s Dinner area needed by Friday.

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Business Portfolio - 2/2/14

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

Joey Magaddino has joined SB&T, a division of Synovus Bank which serves Dougherty, Lee and Sumter counties, as a commercial lender.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Jan. 31, 2014

weekly religion news

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Icy storm has minimal impact on Southwest Georgia (Photo Galleries)

Contuning frigid temperatures may still cause transportation, utility problems

Southwest Georgians awake Wednesday morning with a light sprinking of snow on their lawns and vehicles, but with power on and the ability to travel as needed.