Joe Bellacomo is the photographer for the Albany Herald.
The red plumage of this male cardinal stands out against a gray background as it perches on a cable in northwest Albany Thursday morning. Partly cloudy gray skies are expected to continue for the area with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.
From left, Merry Acres Middle School 12-year-old Armon Garner shakes hands with Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, and writing strategies teacher Rhonda Harden, center, as he receives a certificate for participating in the Georgia Municipal Association’s “If I Were Mayor I Would ... “ essay contest.
Smooth Rollers Bowling Association members take their turns at bowling during Tuesday night’s first Law Enforcement Memorial Week Bowling Tournament.
Sherry Lavigne, left, and Sharyn Ellison, of Atlanta, try to keep dry from the rain as they watch their children compete in the GISA State Track and Field Championships Friday at Hugh Mills Stadium. The meet continues today.
Rebecca and Roy Reynolds enjoy the sights of Radium Springs Gardens Tuesday. The couple were out driving and decided to stop at the park after noticing how beautiful it looked.
The local chapter of a national fraternity is teaching young males to make proper decisions at a Project Alpha retreat.
Gene Threats captures vibrant images of African-American life and culture in his color pencil pieces.
Community members gather for a fun, festive way to celebrate the spirit of the season.
WSWG TV’s Local Sales Manager Henry Brigmond reads the name of a door prize winner during Tuesday’s Albany Area Chamaber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Albany Museum of Art. The event spotlighted the new CBS and CW shows in the 2012-13 lineup.
The upcoming Ray Charles Music Festival in October will pay homage to Charles and his music and will include a concert to benefit the American Cancer Society.