ATHENS -- University of Georgia student Nallely Lepiz-Madrigal, from Americus has been selected as one of six delegates to represent the United States at Bayer’s fifth bi-annual Youth Ag Summit Nov. 16-17.
These are bookings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6 at the Dougherty County Jail. AGENCY KEY: ADDU, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit; APD, Albany Police Department; ASU, Albany State University Police; DCP, Dougherty County Police Department; DCSP, Dougherty County School System Police Department; Prob, Probat…
I am leading a group of men studying the Ten Commandments, using as our resource a book by Adam Hamilton: “Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.” My group has found the book rich and readable. The discussion each week has been quite stimulating.
ALBANY — The Albany Transit System is looking for a few more people to come aboard its buses, specifically drivers to take the wheel, and is offering a $1,000 signing bonus for qualified commercial driver’s license holders.
ALBANY — Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Here are eight events happening in the area close to home or a short drive away:
ALBANY – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has earned platinum level recognition for its work and dedication in support of organ, eye and tissue donation and public health, while continuing to serve on the front lines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
ALBANY – Turner Job Corps Center is proud to embark on a new service project to address homelessness in our community by providing breakfast, care bags and resource guides on Friday from 9-11 a.m. at 317 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.
ATHENS — University of Georgia plant geneticist Robin Buell has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 McClintock Prize by the Maize Genetics Cooperation Advocacy Committee for her groundbreaking work in plant genome structure, function and evolution.
DICKEY – State Route 37 in Calhoun County has been reopened, one year after it closed for triple bridge replacements over Pachitla Creek and creek overflows.
THOMASVILLE – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently recognized the city of Thomasville as one of 60 Georgia communities that will receive a Community Development Block Grant.
ALBANY — The city of Albany’s Police Department has been awarded the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $83,805.
ATLANTA — About 70 percent of Georgia adults in a new survey report they had burdensome health care costs in the past year. And an even higher percentage – 80 percent – are worried about being able to afford health care in the future.
CHICAGO — Past or present, everyone knows an exceptional educator. They inspire and champion the next generation, and over the last year, they have stepped up to support their communities, both inside and outside the classroom. for that reason, McDonald’s is making school day mornings a litt…
ALBANY — The potential for some Saturday rain isn’t putting a damper on hopes for a Saturday COVID-19 vaccination clinic whose principals have expressed expectations of surpassing the number who got shots three weeks ago.
ALBANY — When Albany’s Haven Brady Jr. goes for his fourth knockout in as many professional fights on Saturday, it will be the first time with a crowd of supporters cheering in his corner in what will be his boxing debut in his home state.
ALBANY — When George Suarez started his first part-time job at a New York City-area McDonald’s restaurant at age 15, he took some sage advice from his sister, Angela.
ATLANTA - Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Tuesday for fraud and money laundering, an Atlanta TV station reported.
ATLANTA -- The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved controversial changes Wednesday in tenure policies at 25 of the system’s 26 colleges and universities despite opposition from many professors.
ATLANTA — The homicide rate during the coronavirus pandemic increased in Georgia’s capital city more than in 50 other major American cities, according to a new survey by the personal finance website WalletHub.
LEESBURG – The Lee County Board of Commissioners addressed a series of amendments concerning zoning and licensing during the board’s Tuesday meeting with a majority of these issues aimed at allowing the operation of an event center in the county.
ALBANY — With more than 2,000 employees, whose duties range from keeping school campuses clean to teaching algebra and coaching young athletes, the Dougherty County School System is a large employer with an important mission by any stretch of the imagination.
CLIMAX — The educational “family” throughout the state is mourning the loss of one of its own with the weekend passing of David “Butch” Mosely, a man with more than a half-decade of experience in the field.
WASHINGTON — Former President Trump forced a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to step down because he wouldn’t help Trump overturn his loss of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, a recent U.S. Senate report said.
ALBANY — The city of Albany’s downtown manager’s office is offering an opportunity for local businesses to utilize specialized promotional items during Small Business Saturday, held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
MOULTRIE — Colquitt Regional Medical Center recently announced it does not plan to continue including Healthcare Sharing Ministries plans in its coverage of services.
ATLANTA — The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into lockdown recently when a visitor, agitated about being barred from seeing a patient due to COVID-19 restrictions, threatened to bring a gun to the California facility.
ATLANTA — Three child advocacy organizations in Georgia are launching an ad campaign encouraging both adults and children to wear masks to discourage the spread of COVID-19.
LEESBURG — Two new creek level gauges were installed last week by the United States Geological Survey on the Kinchafoonee Creek at the Century Road Bridge and on Muckalee Creek at the Forrester Parkway Bridge. These gauges were previously approved by the Lee County Board of Commissioners in …
PERRY -- With the harvest season in full swing, October brings the welcome return of two of the largest events of the year for the agricultural and environmental science communities: the Georgia National Fair and the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo.
GRIFFIN — When professional golfer Patrick Cantlay sank the birdie that won him the 2021 PGA Tour Championship, he did it on turf that had been tested that morning by a student from the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus.
ALBANY — While Phoebe Putney Health System officials remain guardedly optimistic given the recent decline in COVID patients being treated at the health system’s facilities, even the most careful among them had to be encouraged by Monday’s numbers.
ALBANY -- A pedestrian was apparently struck by a vehicle early Monday morning in downtown Albany. A heavy response from Albany law enforcement personnel and Dougherty EMS near Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital indicated an incident with injuries, although police on the scene would not respond…
ALBANY — Ballot drop boxes placed around the city are a thing of the past, but the early voting period for Albany municipal elections that begins on Tuesday will include two Saturday voting days.
ALBANY — Albany Police Department Chief Michael Persley touched on a number of topics relevant to local law enforcement Monday during an appearance before the Albany-Dougherty Kiwanis Club at Austin’s Firegrill & Oyster Bar.
ALBANY — Residents of a Dougherty County neighborhood who have been seeking assistance in slowing down speeding drivers got some answers Monday, but the time it has taken for a response has left them disappointed.
LAKELAND — The Boy Scouts of America South Georgia Council held its annual Council Camporee over the weekend at Camp Patten in Lakeland. More than 150 scouts and leaders attended from troops in Albany, Americus, Cordele, Fitzgerald, Hahira, Lakeland, Leesburg, Sylvester, Tifton and Valdosta.
ATLANTA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker raised $3.7 million during the first five weeks of his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.
ALBANY – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Georgia has brought federal charges against 18 individuals as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ongoing investigation into alleged drug trafficking in southwest Georgia. An indictment is only an allegation of …
ATLANTA — While the General Assembly gears up for next month’s once-a-decade redrawing of Georgia’s legislative and congressional district maps, lawmakers also will soon renew a much more frequent debate over legalized gambling.
AUGUSTA — An Augusta-area resident who has taken on the challenge of bringing healthy food choices to his historically impoverished community plans to take his findings to a special state Senate committee investigating food deserts and food insecurity.
ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr has announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit obtained lengthy prison sentences for two individuals convicted of human trafficking.
ATLANTA — A former member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents has pleaded guilty to racketeering and has been sentenced to eight years in prison.