Preparations begin for Lee County 2013/14 budget that will be implemented on July 1.
The session will begin at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Redbone Fire/EMS station on Graves Springs Road.
The insurance executive replaces Ed Duffy as chairman and Dennis Roland is voted in as vice chairman.
A decision is expected to be made during a called meeting this month.
Bill Williams will be replaced by Greg Frich as the county commissioner from District 5.
The Lee Chamber of Commerce coordinated a Christmas package program that involved people throughout the county.
A list of Lee businesses includes six organizations that pay for the right to sell beer, wine and liquor on the premises.
An Albany IT professional who has served business customers since the mid-1980s opens her first storefront business.
Work on a Leesburg street is expected to be completed during the first half of 2013 using state and local funding.
The city’s downtown intersection on U.S. Highway 19 has been redesigned to incorporate a turning lane.
A Lee County official says the dispute may involve contracts for peanuts.
An Albany rodeo star enters this year's championships in Las Vegas as a member of the sport's No. 3 roping team.
A political novice takes office after Betty Johnson decides to end her term before the end of the year.
Progress is reported by Lee County officials in collecting more than $370,000 in overdue trash collection fees.
An eight-year Lee County employee will coordinate efforts to collect delinquent garbage bills in the county.
Muggridge wins re-election to a second term while Singletary earns his first political office.
Mary Egler admits she faces an uphill battle trying to defeat a Republican candidate in conservative Lee County.
Luke Singletary hopes to follow in Betty Johnson’s footsteps in being an advocate for county employees.
A sitting member of the Lee County Commission cites growth in the county during his first term.
Tim Nelson believes growth in Lee County has become in spite of the County Commission, not because of it.
Betty Johnson will step down Nov. 8 with her successor expected to be sworn in the next day.
Sylvia Vann says the amendment to allow state approval of public charter schools is taxation without representation.
Leesburg City Council members say a rate hike covers an increase being passed to the city by its collection vendor.
A large percentage of people who work for Lee County are seeing improvement in their health as a result of a new wellness program.
State officials say it is clear that "a spirit of outreach, education and community pride underscore the county's program."
Nordstar LLC will pay $9,372 for about 1.5 acres of land for a golf cart path.
A Table With a View
Sheltered from the unfairness of segregation as a child, Rutha Harris, with her marvelous voice, grew to become a difference maker for civil rights.
Vice Chairman Rick Muggridge says he misspoke regarding the amount of time a consultant spent in Lee County.
Managing Editor Danny Carter holds a Q&A with hill Gillespie, owner of Gillespie Printers in Albany.
District 2 Lee County Commissioner Betty Johnson says she will vacate her seat after a split vote on a wage survey.
Lee County Commissioners plan to meet Sept. 27 to set the county's tax millage rate.
A Georgia Municipal Association consultant will assess strengths and weaknesses of Leesburg city governmental operations.
Budget meetings are planned to help council members deal with receiving less money from the Local Option Sales Tax.
A new thoroughfare connecting Ledo Road and Fussell Road has the potential to become a commercial corridor.
Managing Editor Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Donna, Driskell, owner of the Corner Cafe in Albany.
The 240-unit apartment complex would have been constructed near Publix at Forrester Parkway and Georgia Highway 133.
County Commissioner Rick Muggridge is the lone opponent of an agreement to divide Local Option Sales Tax funds over the next decade.
The split of Lee County Local-Option Sales Tax revenue will be 81 percent for the county, 13 percent for Leesburg and 6 percent for Smithville.
The 24th annual meeting of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled Nov. 8.
Stephen Wayne Chapman was wanted for burglary and contempt of court.
The plan for 240 apartments near Publix failed to gain a recommendation from the Planning Department.
A state probation officer meets the legal requirements to qualify as an independent Lee County Commission candidate.
John Daniel and Jeff Hobby appear headed for a general election battle to see who succeeds longtime sheriff Freddie Tompkins.
The writing and photo awards are awarded during the GPA's annual meeting in Miramar Beach, Fla.
Students from Southwest Georgia are headed to the same duty station after receiving their degrees.
Georgia's deepwater ports may be a couple of hundred miles away in Savannah and Brunswick, but their impact is significantly felt in Dougherty County.
Most of the heavy rain from a weekend tropical storm fell in southeast Georgia along the coast.
Leesburg’s likable music star is the talk of the town.
A new United Way official is a University of Alabama graduate who has been the face of Girls Inc. here for almost a decade.
A veteran media executive has been appointed to direct the advertising and circulation departments of Southwest Georgia's largest newspaper.