ATLANTA – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, along with the Federal Trade Commission and 46 agencies from 37 states and the District of Columbia, has stopped a massive telefunding operation that bombarded 67 million consumers with 1.3 billion deceptive charitable fundraising calls (mostl…
ATLANTA -- Cocktails-to-go edged closer to becoming a reality in Georgia with passage in the state Senate of a measure allowing restaurants to sell curbside alcoholic beverages in tightly sealed containers with takeout food.
ATHENS — University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are partnering to offer the Using Pesticides Wisely training program in a virtual format again this year.
ALBANY — The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is listening to, and focusing on, companies large and small as it concentrates on outreach as a goal for the year.
ATLANTA — More than 16,000 Georgians signed up for coverage on the state’s insurance exchange during the first two weeks of a special enrollment period ordered by President Biden.
ATHENS — Summer and fall semesters are just a few months away, and the University of Georgia is working to ensure that they mirror the successes the university has seen this academic year. It is hard to believe that a year has passed since COVID-19 changed all of our lives so dramatically. S…
TIFTON — J. Frank McGill, affectionally known throughout the Georgia agricultural community as “Mr. Peanut,” passed away surrounded by family at age 95 in Tifton.
TIFTON — March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite commodities. The Georgia peanut industry kicked off the celebration last week by hosting the 2021 Georgia PB&J Day in Atlanta. During the event, the Georgia Peanut Commission and Peanut Proud donated 1…
MACON – A convicted felon apprehended in possession of a firearm while attempting to break into vehicles in downtown Macon was sentenced to federal prison for his crime, acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Peter D. Leary said.
EATONTON — Georgia 4-H joined thousands of 4-H members across the country last week in celebrating the contributions of AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Week. AmeriCorps engages 270,000 Americans each year in results-driven service. AmeriCorps Week is a time to celebrate the impact of Am…
AMERICUS – A timely donation and the latest COVID-19 numbers released by Phoebe Putney Health System served as reminders that, while the virus continues to subside throughout the region, there is still reason for concern about the global pandemic.
ALBANY — Albany State University and Atlanta Technical College announced the establishment of a cooperative relationship recently. The agreement formally recognizes that ASU and ATC are active educational partners committed to expanding educational opportunities in Georgia.
ALBANY – Albany Technical College is celebrating 60 years in service to the community and kicks off the official celebration this week. The college decided that the theme for the 60th anniversary celebration would be “A Tradition of Success.”
ALBANY — The Albany Museum of Art has opened three new exhibitions featuring works by a renowned photographer from Bainbridge, a self-taught artist from Alabama known for his storytelling and unique style, and college and university educators from south Georgia and north Florida.
ATLANTA — Churches and other places of worship would have to remain open in Georgia during public emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic under a measure that passed the state Senate on Friday.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story was written for and appeared in the Sunday, March 7 edition of The Albany Herald, but the ending of the story was inadvertently left out of the newspaper. It did, however, appear in its entirety on the newspaper’s AlbanyHerald.com website. The story is bein…
TIFTON – The School of Arts & Sciences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College continues to thrive despite the many challenges imposed by the global pandemic.
ALBANY — The arrival of spring in a couple of weeks looks to bring an even greater sense of renewal than usual with the hope that the worst of a yearlong pandemic may be fading.
ALBANY – Albany State University alumni are making a difference all over the world. Recently, Candice Pitts (’04), a Belizean educator, politician and diplomat, was appointed the ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan) representing Belize.
ALBANY – Albany Technical College has been awarded a 2021-2022 Military Friendly School Gold Designation by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jo…
ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives has passed four pieces of legislation to cut taxes on Georgia families and businesses, as well as create jobs and expand economic opportunity across the state. These measures include the Tax Relief Act of 2021, the Georgia Economic Recovery Act …
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp’s $27.2 billion Fiscal Year 2022 state budget cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Friday after lawmakers earmarked $58 million to boost mental health services.
COLQUITT — For nearly 29 years, Swamp Gravy has been telling the story of small-town Georgia folk life. But that mission has been put in jeopardy by a double whammy from a 2018 hurricane and the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate passed a constitutional amendment Friday asking voters statewide to decide whether to legalize online sports betting.
SAN DIEGO — A 2007 Terrell Academy graduate and Sylvester native returned to San Diego recently, marking the end of a more than 10-month deployment aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
ALBANY — Dennis Goodman lost the use of his legs in a car accident 34 years ago. But people living along 12th Avenue in Albany will have a tough time finding a neighbor who does a better job of keeping his lawn and property in apple-pie order.
ATLANTA — Legislation to no longer count student discipline as a factor in a five-star rating system for schools and school districts has cleared the Georgia Senate.
ATLANTA — Local schools in Georgia are gearing up to give teachers and staff doses of COVID-19 vaccine starting next week using a mix of on-campus curbside administration, large-scale distribution events and help from health clinics.
ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at providing special needs students with state-funded scholarships to attend public schools in Georgia that critics have called a costly voucher plan has passed out of the state Senate.
ATLANTA — Five more mass COVID-19 vaccine sites are set to open in Georgia later this month as teachers and school workers land on the eligibility list March 8, Gov. Brian Kemp said on Wednesday.
ALBANY — Albany State University President Marion Fedrick has been appointed to Georgia’s COVID-19 Health Equity Council. The Georgia Department of Public Health created this council to help DPH increase the effectiveness of its public health programs statewide, ensure equity in COVID-19 vac…
TIFTON – If you have ever wanted to be a "champion," you can achieve your goal on April 17 at Big Creek Plantation. Ruth’s Cottage and the Patticake House will sponsor the 17th annual Champions of Hope Sporting Clays Tournament.
ALBANY — Albany State University President Marion Fedrick has announced that four ASU faculty members have been selected as 2020-2021 University System of Georgia Leadership Fellows.
In Georgia, there are More than 17,000 deputy sheriffs and jailers, more than 16,000 county and municipal police officers, and more than 14,000 state law enforcement officers. These men and women place themselves in jeopardy every day simply by going to work. They do this willingly out of a …
ALBANY — Two projects at Radium Springs are expected to get the green light from the state later this month to allow moving forward with enhancements at one of Georgia’s natural wonders.
ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at separating Georgia school sports teams between children assigned male or female at birth advanced in the state Senate Wednesday amid criticism it discriminates against transgender persons.
ATLANTA — For the first time during the 2021 General Assembly session, legislative leaders have combined all three forms of gambling they’re considering legalizing into a single resolution.
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ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate presented a resolution Wednesday to Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, honoring him for his 30 years of service in state government. Melton recently announced he planned to leave the Supreme Court of Georgia effective July 1.
TIFTON — To use a couple of time-honored expressions, Dr. David Bridges does not want to jump the gun, but he does want to be ahead of the curve.
DONALSONVILLE — The GBI has filed charges against two men in the Saturday shooting death of Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Justin Bedwell.
ATLANTA — A $1.9 trillion federal COVID-19 relief package moving in Congress that would send aid directly to cities and counties has drawn backlash from Gov. Brian Kemp, who says its funding formula shortchanges Georgia.
ATLANTA — Legislation increasing groundwater monitoring requirements for closed coal ash ponds has drawn support in the General Assembly from Democrats and environmental advocates.
ATLANTA — Wide-ranging legislation aimed at cracking down on rioting protesters in Georgia that criminal-justice advocates say could trample on free-speech rights faced debate in the General Assembly Tuesday.
ATLANTA — A state Senate committee passed a much-pared-down version of legislation that would have restructured the Georgia Department of Public Health.
ATLANTA — Rural hospitals are critical components of their local communities that now have additional funds to help them carry out their missions. The Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Program (Georgia HEART) awarded 14 hospitals a total of $140,000 through a donation made by Windham Brannon. The f…