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As one of Southwest Georgia's oldest and most respected news organizations, the Albany Herald has provided quality information to its readers since 1891 and continues to be the best source of local news, sports and features for Southwest Georgia.

"There are plenty today who say this job we do has ceased to matter, that the even more amazing comforts that put the wo...
05/18/2019
CARLTON FLETCHER: Taking stock of things we take for granted

"There are plenty today who say this job we do has ceased to matter, that the even more amazing comforts that put the world at their fingertips has rendered every other medium obsolete. Maybe so. But for me, when it comes to the time spent wading through the bull---- that's out there and trying to sort the misinformation and the rumor-mongering from reality, I'm still proud of this profession."

All I need is a miracle.

Here are some of the BearWise basics:
05/18/2019
DNR encourages outdoors lovers to become 'BearWise'

Here are some of the BearWise basics:

SOCIAL CIRCLE – Most casual outdoors lovers do not know that black bears rarely become aggressive when encountered by people. Human-bear encounters take place every day in Georgia, but the

“We celebrate the memory and legacy of Jalin Terrell Lawson, whose presence and spirit is with us on this special day ...
05/18/2019
Memory of Fort Gaines college student honored at Gardner-Webb University

“We celebrate the memory and legacy of Jalin Terrell Lawson, whose presence and spirit is with us on this special day and forevermore.”

Jalin Terrill Lawson of Fort Gaines, who would have walked with this year's graduating class at Gardner–Webb University, was honored at the institution's commencement exercises earlier this month.

So here are a couple of lists of rock songs for those special moments we all enjoy:
05/18/2019
TARA DYER STOYLE: If you want to roll, you gotta rock

So here are a couple of lists of rock songs for those special moments we all enjoy:

Recently a friend and I were talking about old-school mix tapes. For those of you not familiar with the term, let me explain.

The Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive this week is Naterrious Connard Lewis.
05/18/2019
Most Wanted Fugitive

The Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive this week is Naterrious Connard Lewis.

ALBANY — The Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive this week is Naterrious Connard Lewis. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered

“It’s going to be an exciting week of comprehensive music learning."
05/18/2019
ABAC summer institute focuses on musical skills

“It’s going to be an exciting week of comprehensive music learning."

TIFTON — A new Summer Music Institute at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will assist students in grades 8-12 in improving their musical skills.

"We have guided lesson plans that are detailed with everything they are learning as far as phonics, sign language, readi...
05/18/2019
New Birth Pre-K program promotes quality learning styles

"We have guided lesson plans that are detailed with everything they are learning as far as phonics, sign language, reading comprehension, spelling and letter recognition, and color and number identification."

New Birth Christian Academy allows pre-k goers to grasp complex learning styles in a more comfortable way that is suited for their comprehension. At this point in time, the free

Take a look at these polished pups and their owners' "pawsome" wedding yourself!
05/18/2019
Oscar & Leah: polished paws

Take a look at these polished pups and their owners' "pawsome" wedding yourself!

Kim Flatley and Owen Gray would not leave Oscar and Leah behind on their wedding day. In fact, Kim planned to list pets right after Owen on her wedding invitation

A three year old was found unresponsive at a home on Avalon Avenue on Monday.
05/17/2019
Albany police charge mother, stepfather in child abuse case

A three year old was found unresponsive at a home on Avalon Avenue on Monday.

Albany Police Department officials said a child remains on a ventilator at an Atlanta hospital after an investigation initiated on Monday revealed that the girl had been severely beaten and

It's not too late to check out today's E-Edition! You can relax with some reading after a long week at work AND you get ...
05/17/2019
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It's not too late to check out today's E-Edition! You can relax with some reading after a long week at work AND you get to stay up to date with all the important news happening in the area!

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“School lets out here in Dougherty County a week from today, and summer is one of the times of greatest need in food i...
05/17/2019
Second Harvest helps fight summer hunger

“School lets out here in Dougherty County a week from today, and summer is one of the times of greatest need in food insecure communities.”

Research has shown that, during the summer months, children are going without a healthy balanced meal which can turn around and affect their learning comprehension.

Choosing the right neighborhood can make all the difference when it comes to quality of life. It’s also one of the mos...
05/17/2019
These are the most expensive neighborhoods in every state

Choosing the right neighborhood can make all the difference when it comes to quality of life. It’s also one of the most important factors that dictate price.

Choosing the right neighborhood can make all the difference when it comes to quality of life. It’s also one of the most important factors that dictate price.

Reading today's E-Edition is a great way to spend your Friday afternoon 😊
05/17/2019
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Reading today's E-Edition is a great way to spend your Friday afternoon 😊

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A four-year-old was shot last night in what appears to be an accident.
05/17/2019
Child transferred to Macon after accidental shooting

A four-year-old was shot last night in what appears to be an accident.

A 4-year-old boy and his cousin, age 6, were inside a residence playing when they found a semi-automatic handgun. As they were walking the gun to an adult, the gun

The four Westover Patriots selected are ...
05/17/2019
All Region baseball selections named

The four Westover Patriots selected are ...

High school baseball season is all but over in southwest Georgia and Region 1-AAAA has announced its All-Region selections.

Learn more about the relocation at the link.
05/17/2019
Relocation of Lee County 911 Center planned for June

Learn more about the relocation at the link.

After the Lee County Sheriff's Office, which houses the county's 911 center, was damaged during Hurricane Michael last year, the center made plans to relocate.

Anyone who recognizes the juveniles involved are encouraged to come forward.
05/17/2019
Albany Police Department responds to shooting at train

Anyone who recognizes the juveniles involved are encouraged to come forward.

A train operator on the Georgia and Florida Railway was shot at in an incident reported Wednesday on Booker Avenue. Five juveniles are believed to be involved, reports from the

Plans for the new Light House facility are moving forward.
05/17/2019
Plans for future developing at Phoebe Putney Health System

Plans for the new Light House facility are moving forward.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital recently launched a patient logistics command center, known as Phoebe Care Command Center, with the objective of more effectively managing operations at the hospital.

Stay informed on all the local news with today's E-Edition!
05/16/2019
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Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Dougherty County Commission Chairman signed a joint proclamation yesterday.
05/16/2019
Officials sign Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Dougherty County Commission Chairman signed a joint proclamation yesterday.

May is the month for bringing mental health awareness to people who are unaware of mental illnesses, its causes and symptoms. Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services, NAMI, and

“We really wanted something we could use to reflect our history and the significance of being here in Tifton for 100 y...
05/16/2019
Whistle starts new tradition at UGA-Tifton campus

“We really wanted something we could use to reflect our history and the significance of being here in Tifton for 100 years. The whistle was a perfect choice."

TIFTON — On display at the newly-dedicated Centennial Garden on the University of Georgia Tifton campus lies a piece of history.

Check out today's E-Edition during lunch 😊
05/16/2019
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An incredible 41 students graduated with their associates degree AND will receive their high school diploma later this m...
05/16/2019
Albany State dual enrolled students graduate with degree, high school diploma

An incredible 41 students graduated with their associates degree AND will receive their high school diploma later this month!

ALBANY – Albany State University graduated 41 dual enrolled students at its 2019 spring commencement ceremony on Saturday. All 41 students will receive a two-year degree and a high school

Here's an update on the Lee County Medical Center.
05/16/2019
Certificate of need extension refiled for Lee Medical Center

Here's an update on the Lee County Medical Center.

The Lee County Commissioners announced Wednesday that a request to extend Lee County Medical Center’s Certificate of Need (CON) has been re-submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

"I think all of our guys are healthy and in a good place right now. We are ready to play.”
05/16/2019
Terrell Academy ready for state championship challenge

"I think all of our guys are healthy and in a good place right now. We are ready to play.”

DAWSON — The final road trip is here. The Terrell Academy Eagles will leave Thursday for Macon as they prepare to face Edmund Burke Academy on Friday and Saturday for

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform a...
05/16/2019
Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

It's not too late to take a look at today's E-Edition!
05/16/2019
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The Albany Herald is a daily newspaper printed in Albany, Ga. Through its print product, the Herald provides coverage of local and state news to the 95,000 residents of Dougherty County as well as to readers in 24 Southwest Georgia counties. Online, albanyherald.com now reaches out to a global audience providing an interactive news experience to millions of viewers each year.

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