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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.

Spring is officially here, and with it come the beautiful flowers and longer days to enjoy the sunshine. On the flip sid...
03/29/2019
Pollen season is here and it brings its yellow wrath with it

Spring is officially here, and with it come the beautiful flowers and longer days to enjoy the sunshine. On the flip side, this means the start of pollen season and the yellow mess it leaves behind.

Spring is officially here, and with it come the beautiful flowers and longer days to enjoy the sunshine. On the flip side, this means the start of pollen season and

The investigation into two fatal crashes earlier this week is still ongoing.
03/29/2019
Investigation still ongoing in fatal Dougherty County crash

The investigation into two fatal crashes earlier this week is still ongoing.

Officials with the Dougherty County Police Department said there appears to be no connection between two fatal accidents on Monday and Tuesday. The investigation was still ongoing Thursday afternoon into

More than forty historic homes and sites will open for tours during the Spring Ramble next month!
03/29/2019
Historic home tour in Thomasville taking place next month

More than forty historic homes and sites will open for tours during the Spring Ramble next month!

A tour of more than 40 historic homes in Thomasville taking place April 12-14 will offer visitors and residents an opportunity to explore private historic homes and buildings not usually

Start your Friday off right with today's E-Edition 😊
03/29/2019
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03/28/2019
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03/28/2019
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03/28/2019
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The largest no-kill animal shelter in the nation was in Albany yesterday! Find out why at the link 😊
03/28/2019
North Shore Animal League mobile unit visits Albany

The largest no-kill animal shelter in the nation was in Albany yesterday! Find out why at the link 😊

Officials said that with North Shore Animal League, which is based out of Port Washington, N.Y., being located near the large, urban area of New York City, their adoption rates

Here's another highlight from the Albany City Commission meeting on Tuesday.
03/28/2019
Albany Commission OKs CAP use of vacant fire station

Here's another highlight from the Albany City Commission meeting on Tuesday.

The Albany City Commission votes unanimously to allow the Albany Civil Air Patrol to use a vacant fire station at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

Did you miss the Lee County Commission meeting on Tuesday? Find out what you missed below!
03/28/2019
Lee County Commission hears findings from 2018 audit

Did you miss the Lee County Commission meeting on Tuesday? Find out what you missed below!

The Lee County audit for fiscal year 2018 was presented by Meredith Lipson from Mauldin & Jenkins at Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled Lee County Commission meeting.

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03/28/2019
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The APD responded to two shootings on Tuesday.
03/28/2019
Two shootings reported to Albany Police Department

The APD responded to two shootings on Tuesday.

Less than a week after the residential shooting on West Second Avenue, another residential shooting was reported to the Albany Police Department at the same residence on the 700 block

Albany City Commission plans to double 2019 road improvements
03/27/2019
Albany City Commission plans to double 2019 road improvements

Albany City Commission plans to double 2019 road improvements

The narrow victory in last week’s transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax referendum is already coming into play as the city of Albany prepares to kick off the second phase of

The Challenger League marked five years with the end of its baseball season!
03/27/2019
Challenger League celebrates five years

The Challenger League marked five years with the end of its baseball season!

While Jennifer Sapp started the Challenger League because she wanted her special needs son to be able to play baseball, the organization has grown into so much more over the

They will continue to take nominations until Friday!
03/27/2019
Deadline for Industry Awards nominees nears

They will continue to take nominations until Friday!

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission will accept nominations for its 2019 Albany-Dougherty Industry Awards, recognizing outstanding industries in the areas of global commerce, excellence in innovation, economic impact and corporate

Read more about the health care planned for next weekend at the link!
03/27/2019
Dougherty County Health Department to host health fair

Read more about the health care planned for next weekend at the link!

The Dougherty County Health Department health fair on April 6 will include a disc jockey, representatives from several Medicaid companies, HIV testing, immunizations, blood pressure screening and other health screenings.

The annual event raises money for health education and health screenings in the area.
03/27/2019
Night for Hope raises $26,520 for cancer patients

The annual event raises money for health education and health screenings in the area.

Horizons Community Solutions CEO Cynthia George said every dollar raised from Night for Hope goes to make sure patients in south Georgia are educated about healthy living and have access

Have you checked out today's E-Edition yet? If not, you are missing out! 😊
03/27/2019
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He graduated from Monroe in 2011! Read more about his service at the link.
03/27/2019
Albany native serving Navy strategic deterrence mission

He graduated from Monroe in 2011! Read more about his service at the link.

As citizens of Albany go about their daily lives, members of the U.S. Navy’s “Silent Service” submarine force work beneath the ocean’s waves, continuing a tradition that only a small

Ah, spring break -- the time of the year when tens of thousands of college kids head to the beach for fun, sun and shena...
03/27/2019
Some beach cities are trying to make this the least fun spring break for college kids

Ah, spring break -- the time of the year when tens of thousands of college kids head to the beach for fun, sun and shenanigans. But increasingly, these warm-weather locales are giving young partyers a chilly reception.

Ah, spring break -- the time of the year when tens of thousands of college kids head to the beach for fun, sun and shenanigans. But increasingly, these warm-weather locales

Mended Hearts held their groundbreaking yesterday.
03/27/2019
Mended Hearts opens national resource center in Albany

Mended Hearts held their groundbreaking yesterday.

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and officials from Mended Hearts representing all 50 states were at the ribbon-cutting at the Merry Acres Executive Building at 1500 Dawson Road on

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03/27/2019
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03/27/2019
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Did you go to the town hall meeting over the weekend? If not, find out what you missed at the link.
03/27/2019
Town hall focuses on mental illness

Did you go to the town hall meeting over the weekend? If not, find out what you missed at the link.

An Albany town hall meeting reinforces the importance of being educated on mental health.

American Peanut Shellers celebrate 100th anniversary
03/26/2019
American Peanut Shellers celebrate 100th anniversary

American Peanut Shellers celebrate 100th anniversary

The 100th anniversary celebration will culminate with events on April 4-5 in Albany, where hundreds of industry and government officials will join in saluting the American Peanut Shellers Association in

Albany Civic Center officials announced a new concert today!
03/26/2019
Rapper Gucci Mane performing to ‘save the city of Albany’

Albany Civic Center officials announced a new concert today!

Promoter Gilbert Udoto and officials with the Albany Civic Center officially anounced a summer concert starring Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, and the City Girls. Presale tickets will go on sale

Miss today's E-Edition this morning? Check it out after work today 😊
03/26/2019
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A show dog that was flying home to Amsterdam after her last competitive event was found after she'd been missing from At...
03/26/2019
A show dog missing at the world's busiest airport has been found

A show dog that was flying home to Amsterdam after her last competitive event was found after she'd been missing from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for four days, the airport tweeted.

A show dog that was flying home to Amsterdam after her last competitive event was found after she'd been missing from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for four days, the airport

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