Jim Boyd Construction Co. submits low bid for paving of Lee County road
Three days of activities were planned for the dozens of Monroe High School graduates attending their 45th reunion.
Four candidates are expected in Leesburg today and Saturday to interview for the newly-created city manager’s position.
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.
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.
This week's On the Job is with Kevin White, the department chair of the Civil Engineering Technology Department at Albany Technical College.
City Council members also approve a contract for site preparation work at the city's new public works facility.
Other benefits — including a retirement plan, disability and dental coverage — will continue.
The advertisement for the city's first city manager calls for a salary ranging from $50,000 to $80,000.
This week's On the Job features Lee County Commissioner Rick Muggridge.
Elliott Minor covered Southwest Georgia for more than two decades for The Associated Press.
Hospital officials hope to fill about 15 vacancies at a recruitment event planned for Aug. 15 in Bainbridge.
Thirty volunteers are needed to staff three fire stations under a plan being considered by Lee County commissioners.
A Lee Commission vote creates a new Public Safety Department in an effort to improve firefighting services and lower insurance rates.
County Commissioners are expected to vote July 23 on establishing an agency to manage fire and EMS services.
The job advertisement for Leesburg's first city manager is expected to be approved by the City Council at its August meeting.
Proposals include construction of an elevated water tank and replacement of numerous outdated water lines.
Additional funds collected from increased rates may be used for significant improvements in Leesburg's water system.
W.JK. Kirksey Construction Co. of Albany is given the job at a price of $337,900.
A former Worth County commissioner faces a felony charge of theft by conversion.
Lee County officials say the county's new spending proposal should not require an increase in property taxes.
A Leesburg road project includes resurfacing plus several beautification enhancements.
Leesburg will receive significantly less in local option sales tax funds in Fiscal Year 2013-14.
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The new structure is to be located on Smithville Road and will replace an outdated facility.
The six-month, $48,847 contract with National Fire Services Organization can be ended with 30 days notice.
Action on recommendations from a GMA assessment team likely will be considered after Leesburg hires a city manager.
County Commissioners are exploring way to improve fire protection services, and lower insurance costs.
Lynn Taylor says the meeting was scheduled to inform county workers about possible changes in fire and EMS services.
City Council members vote Tuesday evening to contract with a consulting firm to collect viable candidates.
A Dawson comedy performance features cast members who support the city's Main Street Theatre.
Albany ARC's Mexi-Cali Party Thursday evening includes dinner, a silent auction, music and a raffle drawing.
Today's meeting comes before the three-day Association of County Commissioners of Georgia annual conference.
Vada Investors Corp. Inc. plans to hire 25 people during the next 12 months to operate the Lee facility.
A study conducted by the Georgia Municipal Association shows the need for a more formal administrative structure in Leesburg.
Georgia is under permanent non-drought water restrictions, according to Albany Water, Gas & Light Department officials.
Faulty underground cables were listed as the cause of a late-night power loss in downtown Albany.
A Norcross firm will conduct an environmental and historical study before the site can be renovated by the city.
Motorists will be limited to 55 miles per hour in the Hickory Grove area if they want to obey the law.
SCNI's top executive says restructuring breaks down walls between the company's seven newspapers.
More than $2 million in new spending is being sought by Lee County department heads and elected officials.
The sixth annual Albany Coin and Money Show is scheduled at the Knights of Columbus hall on Gillionville Road.
A former Sumter County administrator will serve as Lee County's interim administrator.
A new Albany Herald feature will give readers an opportunity to share some of the better things about Southwest Georgia.
An interim county administrator has withdrawn because of health issues.
The purchase gives the Albany financial firm 29 banking locations with most of the newly-acquired branches in Alabama.
County Attorney Bert Gregory is expected to report on funding possibilities for the City Council.
A six-month contract will be offered to former Fayette County administrator Jack Krakeel, commissioners say.
An annual barbecue cookoff raises funds for Hopeful's volunteer fire department.
A Lee County roadway is approved for resurfacing, along with other improvements.