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Danny Carter

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Albany VFW Post earns state recognition

VFW leaders honored by state; seek to increase membership in local unit

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Local girls elected at Girls State competition

A dozen top girls from Lee and Dougherty counties learn how government works during Girls State at Georgia Southern University.

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Religion Bulletin -- Aug. 23, 2013

Weekly list of church activities in metro Albany

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Leesburg picks finalists for city manager position

Lee County official Bob Alexander is the only local finalist

Contract awarded for paving Livingston Road

Jim Boyd Construction Co. submits low bid for paving of Lee County road

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Lee EMS starts firefighting training

The merger of the Lee County Fire Department and Lee Emergency Medical Services became even more real to EMS personnel this week as they began their firefighter training.

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Monroe High graduates celebrate 45th reunion

Three days of activities were planned for the dozens of Monroe High School graduates attending their 45th reunion.

Leesburg to interview candidates

Four candidates are expected in Leesburg today and Saturday to interview for the newly-created city manager’s position.

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Sunshine Law concerns lead to Lee committee resignation

Concerns about possible violations of Georgia’s Sunshine Law has led Lee County Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge to resign as a member of the board’s two-person budget committee.

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Heritage Financial stock rising after presentation on Wall Street

You could attribute it to a presentation to institutional investors on Wall Street a couple of weeks ago.Another possible answer might be an earnings report for the second quarter that reflected net income of $2.7 million. Another suspect is a 35 percent growth rate in the past year, not counting acquisitions. Whatever the reason, Heritage Financial Corp. Inc., the holding company of HeritageBank of the South, has seen its stock climb from the $14 range to more than $19 in recent days.

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On the Job with Kevin White

This week's On the Job is with Kevin White, the department chair of the Civil Engineering Technology Department at Albany Technical College.

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Child care center approved in Leesburg

City Council members also approve a contract for site preparation work at the city's new public works facility.

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Council on Aging eliminates health insurance benefit

Other benefits — including a retirement plan, disability and dental coverage — will continue.

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Applications coming in for Leesburg city manager post

The advertisement for the city's first city manager calls for a salary ranging from $50,000 to $80,000.

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On the Job with Rick Muggridge

This week's On the Job features Lee County Commissioner Rick Muggridge.

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Ex-AP correspondent dies of cancer at age 71

Elliott Minor covered Southwest Georgia for more than two decades for The Associated Press.

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Miller County Hospital seeking nurses

Hospital officials hope to fill about 15 vacancies at a recruitment event planned for Aug. 15 in Bainbridge.

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Volunteer firefighters sought in Lee County

Thirty volunteers are needed to staff three fire stations under a plan being considered by Lee County commissioners.

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Lee board merges fire, EMS departments

A Lee Commission vote creates a new Public Safety Department in an effort to improve firefighting services and lower insurance rates.

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Lee to vote on public safety department

County Commissioners are expected to vote July 23 on establishing an agency to manage fire and EMS services.

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Posting prepared for Leesburg manager

The job advertisement for Leesburg's first city manager is expected to be approved by the City Council at its August meeting.

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Leesburg considering water system improvements

Proposals include construction of an elevated water tank and replacement of numerous outdated water lines.

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Leesburg increases utility rates

Additional funds collected from increased rates may be used for significant improvements in Leesburg's water system.

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Contract awarded for Leesburg public works facility

W.JK. Kirksey Construction Co. of Albany is given the job at a price of $337,900.

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Former Worth County official's case may go to grand jury

A former Worth County commissioner faces a felony charge of theft by conversion.

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Proposed Lee budget 'incredibly similar' to existing plan

Lee County officials say the county's new spending proposal should not require an increase in property taxes.

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Work set on Leesburg's Starksville Avenue

A Leesburg road project includes resurfacing plus several beautification enhancements.

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Leesburg Council works to trim budget

Leesburg will receive significantly less in local option sales tax funds in Fiscal Year 2013-14.

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Herald wins 15 GPA awards, including general excellence

Top citations are also given for other areas of the paper, including local news coverage.

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Leesburg delays accepting bid on public works facility

The new structure is to be located on Smithville Road and will replace an outdated facility.

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Lee Commission approves fire services contract

The six-month, $48,847 contract with National Fire Services Organization can be ended with 30 days notice.

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GMA assessment points out possible changes for Leesburg Council

Action on recommendations from a GMA assessment team likely will be considered after Leesburg hires a city manager.

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Lee considering changes in fire/EMS services

County Commissioners are exploring way to improve fire protection services, and lower insurance costs.

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Lee County administrator meets with fire/EMS personnel

Lynn Taylor says the meeting was scheduled to inform county workers about possible changes in fire and EMS services.

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Leesburg begins search for city manager

City Council members vote Tuesday evening to contract with a consulting firm to collect viable candidates.

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'Cracker Lake' production tonight at Dawson theater

A Dawson comedy performance features cast members who support the city's Main Street Theatre.

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'Two Tickets to Paradise' offered

Albany ARC's Mexi-Cali Party Thursday evening includes dinner, a silent auction, music and a raffle drawing.

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Lee County Commission holding retreat in Savannah

Today's meeting comes before the three-day Association of County Commissioners of Georgia annual conference.

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Lee rezoning paves way for new ag firm

Vada Investors Corp. Inc. plans to hire 25 people during the next 12 months to operate the Lee facility.

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Leesburg considering hiring city manager

A study conducted by the Georgia Municipal Association shows the need for a more formal administrative structure in Leesburg.

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Local water restrictions on for spring

Georgia is under permanent non-drought water restrictions, according to Albany Water, Gas & Light Department officials.

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Power outage impacts Sandy Bottom area

Faulty underground cables were listed as the cause of a late-night power loss in downtown Albany.

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Study funded for Leesburg train depot renovation

A Norcross firm will conduct an environmental and historical study before the site can be renovated by the city.

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State to lower speed limit on U.S. 82 in Lee

Motorists will be limited to 55 miles per hour in the Hickory Grove area if they want to obey the law.

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Albany Herald structural, personnel changes announced

SCNI's top executive says restructuring breaks down walls between the company's seven newspapers.

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Lee officials submit budget wishes

More than $2 million in new spending is being sought by Lee County department heads and elected officials.

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Coin enthusiasts to gather in Albany

The sixth annual Albany Coin and Money Show is scheduled at the Knights of Columbus hall on Gillionville Road.

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Lee County hires interim administrator

A former Sumter County administrator will serve as Lee County's interim administrator.

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'Bright Side' to debut Sunday

A new Albany Herald feature will give readers an opportunity to share some of the better things about Southwest Georgia.

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Lee County back in hunt for interim administrator

An interim county administrator has withdrawn because of health issues.