ALBANY — Operators of a personal care home located on Poinciana Avenue that has drawn complaints have taken steps to come into compliance with county regulations, with specific steps taken including applying for a business license and filing a parking plan.
ALBANY — A food bank that began serving Columbus residents nearly 40 years ago is embarking on an expansion that will include a 35,000-square-foot Albany warehouse.
THOMASVILLE -- April Norton, the city of Thomasville's director of Downtown & Tourism Development, recently received her Georgia Downtown Development Professional certification through the Georgia Downtown Association. The GDA is a nonprofit association made up of more than 150 downtown …
ALBANY -- With the number of COVID-19 patients admitted for treatment at Phoebe Putney Health System facilities in single digits only two weeks ago, there was a general sense of that southwest Georgia had moved into the "post-COVID" era.
ALBANY – Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced appointments to various state boards, authorities, commissions, councils, and other state organizations last week. Among those appointments was the appointment of Dougherty County District 3 Commissioner Clinton Johnson, who was selected to serve…
ATLANTA -- Georgia high schools soon will be offering a new career pathway aimed at filling the growing number of technology jobs in the Peach State.
ALBANY – Albany Technical College has announced a new degree starting in the fall semester of 2021: Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling.
ATLANTA — Children across Georgia are counting down the remaining days of summer freedom as they prepare to head back to school for what parents and educators hope is a year free of pandemic interruptions.
ATLANTA — The state commission in charge of Georgia’s medical marijuana program has announced its intent to award six licenses to companies to grow the leaf crop and convert it into low-THC cannabis oil.
ATLANTA — UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, is awarding $500,000 in Empowering Health grants to six community-based organizations in Georgia to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities.
TIFTON — After utilizing a four-day work week during the summer, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has returned to its regular hours to prepare for the beginning of the fall semester on Aug. 10.
TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees announced recently that interim President Charlotte Morris has been elected the ninth president of Tuskegee University, effective Aug. 1.
ALBANY — Robotics teams from the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (4CA) brought a little July Heat to North Georgia College by winning the overall top prizes at the team’s final competition of the year.
ALBANY — While some products we take for granted are scarce these days, like cars due to microchip shortages and building materials, and some items are at a premium, there’s still one place where the stock is filled and most items are free.
TIFTON — Six faculty members at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will begin the 2021-22 academic year with promotions and tenure.
ALPHARETTA — Georgia’s tab for providing staffing help to hospitals and nursing homes in the pandemic has grown to $434 million.
ALBANY — With qualifying for three seats on the Albany City Commission less than a month away, two of the three incumbents on the board say they definitely will seek re-election, while a third says he’s still mulling over re-election scenarios.
These are bookings for July 14-20 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, Probation; …
ALBANY — If you bring it, it’s not a sure thing they will come, at least when the item being brought is the COVID vaccine, it seems.
ALBANY – From parking lot attendants to inoculators, volunteers made the Phoebe Putney Health System’s COVID-19 mass vaccination efforts a huge success, officials with the system said. So Phoebe hosted an event Thursday evening at Chehaw to thank the workers and volunteers who staffed the ho…
OCILLA – Conservative Agriculture Commissioner candidate Tyler Harper announced the campaign committee that will serve as senior leadership advising his campaign. The committee comprises agriculture leaders from communities across Georgia, from Greensboro to Bonaire to Valdosta.
WASHINGTON – To help employers, workers and others stakeholders understand federal standards for prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts, the U.S. Department of Labor is offering virtual compliance seminars in August for contracting agencies, contractors, unio…
ALBANY — Four suspects in a car theft ring that operated in Dougherty and surrounding counties were in custody after law enforcement put out a call to the public for assistance in locating them.
ATHENS — Organizational and instructional communication specialist Jennifer Waldeck was named head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She began her tenure on July 1. Waldec…
ATLANTA — Georgia and other states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates are in a race against time with fast-replicating variants of the virus, a faculty member at the Morehouse School of Medicine said.
TIFTON — Erin Pearce, a junior agricultural education major at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, is one of 18 students nationwide selected as a National Teach Ag Ambassador for the 2021-22 year.
ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King released the following statement in response to the conviction of former Commissioner Jim Beck:
ATLANTA — Georgia schools are about to receive the final $1.4 billion installment of $4.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds the state Department of Education was allocated through legislation Congress passed in March.
ATLANTA — Public health officials say that of the more than 200 people in the U.S. being monitored for possible exposure to monkeypox, 26 are in Georgia.
ATHENS — Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupes in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer grocery stores and farmers markets.
ALBANY — We’ve often heard people say, “If you want to solve problems or do something you’ve never done before, then you must think outside of the box.”
Kris Morrill, owner of Revolutionary Canine in Albany, trains individuals’ personal pets and law enforcement canine officers through his business.
ATLANTA — Compared with other states, Georgia has a stunningly low rate of referring poor children to specialty services under Medicaid, according to a recently released report.
ATLANTA — Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan called on the General Assembly Thursday to create a $250 million state tax credit aimed at reducing crime statewide.
ATLANTA — The grandson of the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Zell Miller is running for lieutenant governor on a platform that includes restoring full funding of the HOPE Scholarship program his grandfather started.
ALBANY -- A few days and a few dollars apparently have made a huge difference in employee morale and the ability of local public service agencies to retain employees.
ALBANY – Albany Technical College and Southern Regional Technical College have jointly appointed a new Georgia Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery project director. Michelle Williams will assume the position on Aug. 2.
ALBANY — Atlanta-based law firm Drew Eckl & Farnham has announced the hiring of Tommy Coleman and Franklin “Flin” Coleman, who both will join the firm in its Albany office.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Sanford Bishop Jr. has successfully directed $7.2 million to Albany-area projects in this year’s Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
During a Wednesday news conference, the Phoebe Putney Health System pledged to provide the funds for Athens Tech students in the EMT/Paramedicine program who need help with college out-of-pocket costs.
ALBANY — Albany Technical College’s plan to revitalize its EMT/Paramedicine program got a shot in the arm this week with a grant of $30,000 for student scholarships.
ATLANTA — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston will ask House budget writers this winter to earmark $75 million for additional law enforcement and mental health services.
ALBANY – Albany and surrounding communities will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on Oct. 2 at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
ATHENS — A University of Georgia leadership initiative will partner with seven new organizations, including ones in Lee and Colquitt counties, over the next year to develop leaders equipped to address critical issues in communities across Georgia.
ALBANY — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced that a mandatory vaccination policy will be in place for conference schools beginning in the 2021-22 school year.