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Danny Carter

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Southwest Georgia Briefs - Jan. 19, 2014

Dougherty County elections supervisor to speak at Albany Civil Rights Institute

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014 Leadership Lee program.

Religion Bulletin - Jan. 17, 2014

President Carter not scheduled to teach Sunday School in Plains this week

The Cathedral of Praise Church’s Women’s Ministry will host a financial management seminar Saturday at the church’s 1225 West Fourth Ave. facility.

Lee board approves fire engine repairs

Repairs to fire engines, turnout gear financed

Repairs to two older fire engines cost about $35,000.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Jan. 12, 2014

News about business leaders in metro Albany

Joel Callins and Ferrell T. Moultrie have been appointed by the Dougherty County Commission to serve a five-year term on the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County.

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Lee County Commission re-elects officers to start new year

Rick Muggridge will serve a second year-long term as chairman of the board

Dennis Roland was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve another year-long term as vice chairman of the Lee County Commission.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Jan. 10, 2014

This is a weekly notice of upcoming religious events

These are some of the religious events coming up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Oxford to build North Leesburg Bypass for $8.2 million

Oxford has two years to complete the road, which will start just north of Leesburg schools on State Route 195, connect to Old Smithville Road and then continue westward over the railroad tracks and U.S. Highway 19 before looping back to U.S. 19.

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Business Portfolio - Jan. 5, 2014

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Jan. 3, 2014

weekly religion news

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Southwest Georgia Military Briefs

News about people from Southwest Georgia serving in the military

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Dec. 29, 2013

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

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Religion Bulletin - Dec. 27, 2013

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

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Business Portfolio - Dec. 22, 2013

Two new appointments announced at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

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On the Job with David Blackwell

David Blackwell is founder and CEO of With Perfection Inc., one of South Georgia's largest landscape maintenance contracting firms

David Blackwell, a Thomasville native, attended public schools in Albany and is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta.

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Religion Bulletin - Dec. 21, 2013

Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak in Plains Sunday.

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Albany Herald files notice of claims incurred during streetscape project

The newspaper is asking the city to investigate the issue to avoid litigation

Attorneys representing The Albany Herald and its parent company, Southern Community Newspapers Inc., have filed notice asking the city of Albany to investigate a sidewalk project that caused damages of at least $100,000 to The Herald’s office building at 126 N. Washington St.

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Albany Area News Briefs - Dec. 15, 2013

Albany Tech Foundation receives grant from AT&T

Albany Museum of Art offers Drop-N-Shop feature for parents

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Business Portfolio - Dec. 15, 2013

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

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Lee County Commission backs plan to designate U.S. 19 as Veterans Memorial Highway

State Rep. Ed Rynders reports that Lee County will receive Georgia DOT funding for two projects

The Lee County Commission also also adopted a new medical insurance plan that will begin Feb. 1 and require county employees to assume a higher share of the cost of insurance.

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Insurance changes proposed for Lee County government workers

Workers covered by the county insurance would pay more if they use tobacco products

A new four-tier option plan will be offered to workers employed by Lee County.

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CBS News to show tonight the Nov. 26 Albany visit from Secret Santa

Barring any late changes, Albany will be featured at 6:30 p.m. on the CBS Evening News

The anonymous Secret Santa stopped in Albany on Nov. 26, handing out $100 bills to brighten the holidays for dozens of Dougherty Countians.

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Leesburg City Council OKs resolution designating U.S. Highway 19 as Veterans Memorial Highway

Approval of the naming is still needed from the Lee County Commission and Smithville City Council

The document approved Tuesday night recognizes “all military veterans of Lee County.” The wording states that designating the highway Veterans Memorial Highway “will provide recognition of such sacrifice and serve as a reminder to all that freedom is not free.”

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Changes announced at Liberty Expressway interchange

Traffic will be shifted to the far right and onto the new temporary ramp. The traffic lane shift is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday if weather permits.

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On the Job with Claire Leavy

Claire Leavy is director of Lee County Library

Lee County's Library director looks forward to breaks at St. George Island, Fla.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 29, 2013

These are events and services at Albany area houses of worship.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Nov. 24, 2013

News about business people in Southwest Georgia.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 22, 2013

These are upcoming events at Albany area houses of worship

Albany Area Church Bulletin is a weekly report on worship-related activities.

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Lee County Chamber of Commerce hands out top awards

The Lee County Chamber also presented its 2013 annual report

State Rep. Ed Rynders was presented a Bridge Builder Award from the Chamber. The Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to George Pressley Sr.

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Buster Posey to visit Lee County to raise funds for Learning Center

Buster Posey, an all-star catcher, will help raise funds for the Lee County educational facility

The mother of the Major League Baseball star is on the staff at the Lee Transitional Learning Center, which does not at PTO from which to draw support.

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Lee County plans to add surcharge for county employees who smoke

Numerous other costs will rise after a year of extremely high claims

No decisions have been made, but Rabun said it is likely there will be an increase in the monthly deduction for health coverage. Now, a Lee County employee pays $49 a pay period for coverage that includes just the employee, assuming he participates in an optional wellness program. The cost is $86 otherwise.

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Lee Pregnancy Center conducts annual banquet

The inspiration for 'October baby' speaks at local event

The Pregnancy Resource Center of Lee County recently hosted its second annual banquet featuring a speech by Gianna Jessen, a noted speaker and inspiration for the 2012 film “October Baby.”

Southwest Georgia Briefs - Nov. 17, 2013

Lee County plans free landfill day

A calligraphy course, ABAC endowment, Phoebe business hours and appreciation for farmers are news in Southwest Georgia this week.

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Business Portfolio - Nov. 17, 2013

Lansing C. Hillman, MD, has joined Phoebe Convenient Care at Phoebe Northwest.

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Air Force major from Albany retires

Maj. Anissa Reid Bowers was stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois

Maj. Anissa Bowers was executive officer to the director of financial management and comptroller.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 15, 2013

Religion and church news from the Albany area

These are some of the events going on at Albany area houses of worship.

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Lee County Commission looks for way to honor slain veterans

Lee commissioners differ on wording of local legislation to rename highway for veterans who died in service

Lee County commissioners appear united in their desire to honor all Lee Countians who have died while fighting for America in military srevice, but they are divided on how to accomplish that mission and whether to mention a specific veterans.

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Business Portfolio - Nov. 10, 2013

News about business leaders in the area

Chuck Mailloux has been promoted to chief operating officer for Short and Paulk Supply Co. which has operations in Albany, Dawson, Sylvester and Tifton.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 8, 2013

Weekly news about Albany area churches and houses of worship.

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

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Albany fair opens Tuesday at Exchange Club fairgrounds

Agricultural fair features livestock competition in addition to the rides, food and fun

The midway at Westover Road and Oakridge Road will be party central next week as the James E. Strates Co. attractions arrive in Albany for the 58th version of Southwest Georgia’s largest fair.

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Business Portfolio - Nov. 3, 2013

News about Albany area business people

Russ Brien has been promoted to service center manager for Southeastern Freight Lines in Albany.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Nov. 1, 2013

Church news from Southwest Georgia churches

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

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Business Portfolio - Oct. 27, 2013

News about business people in Metro Albany.

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County manager in Lee tackles new set of challenges

Rabun served two years in Afghanistan and three years in Iraq assisting with governance and democracy issues.

Religion Bulletin - Oct. 25, 2013

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

News Briefs - Oct. 24, 2013

A Halloween Costume Ball featuring Stephen Harrell and The Busty Boots Band is planned Saturday in Parrott.

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Sutton may be honored by U.S. 19 designation

There’s a good chance that motorists driving along U.S. Highway 19 between Leesburg and Albany soon will be reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that Marine Lance Corporal Steven G. Sutton paid for his community and country.

Forum set Thursday on Forrester Parkway, Westover project

Lee County residents will have an opportunity Thursday to learn more about the proposed Forrester Parkway Extension and Westover Road Extension Project

News Briefs for Oct. 23, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun the process of resurfacing Slappey Boulevard and Oglethorpe Boulevard.

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D’Vine to perform Saturday in downtown Dawson

D’Vine, three women who got their start in church choirs and advanced to performing before presidents and with renowned symphony orchestras, will return to Dawson Saturday evening to perform at Main Street Theatre.

City to close part of Whispering Pines Road

The 2300 block of Whispering Pines will be closed Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.