Terry Lewis is the education reporter and feature writer for The Albany Herald.
Salvation Army sets goal of raising $65,000 over the Christmas holiday
As Black Friday inches nearer, the Salvation Army of Albany is still searching for volunteer bell ringers to man their familiar red collection kettles.
Albany Police and Fire reports Nov. 20 — Nov. 23
Seven physicians, eight affiliate staff applicants in most recent round
Several medical staff applicants and affiliate staff applicants are on their way to gaining privileges at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital after a review by the hospital’s Professional Affairs Committee.
OPINION: A recollection of the execution of Marcus Ray Johnson
Thursday night, I sat in the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison’s death chamber watching Marcus Ray Johnson being prepped for his execution. The precision and ritualization of the step-by-step process had an almost religious air to it, and will remain with me for the rest of my life.
Johnson was executed Thursday for the murder of Angela Sizemore
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards and former county DA Ken Hodges were on hand to watch convicted murderer Marcus Ray Johnson draw his last breath Thursday night.
U.S. Supreme Court denies stay Thursday night
Marcus Ray Johnson dies from lethal injection for Angela Sizemore murder.
Facing a light agenda for its mid-monthly meeting Wednesday, the Dougherty County School Board spent much of a short meeting listening to presentations.
Two separate hunts designed to provide an outing for wounded veterans
The Albany Rotary Club will hold its 15th Annual Handicap Sportsman’s Hunt today and Friday, while Backwoods Outdoors will conduct its first Wounded Veterans SOWEGA Hunt on the same days.
Participants worry that south Georgia is being left behind in regard to medical care
Rural Georgia is facing a health care crisis, but unless you live in some of these impoverished areas of the state and have experienced a 30-minute drive just to see a medical care provider, most Georgians seem blissfully unaware of the dire situation.
New fire station No. 7 will replace the old No. 7, which had become unsafe
The City of Albany officially broke ground Monday on a new Fire Station No. 7 which will serve as a replacement for the old No. 7. The new $878,000 structure is located at the intersection of Elsom Street and Leonard Avenue.