Two residential streets will get a little bumpier in Albany. During the city commission's last meeting of the year, city leaders voted in favor of establishing several speed bumps along the 1800 block of Pineknoll Lane and the 2400 block of West Alberson Drive.
As firefighters continue to battle blazes in Southern California, the Georgia Forestry Commission is working to prevent those same fires from happening here. The Georgia Forestry Commission has a couple of brand new "firefighters."
Albany's business community came together on Wednesday, December 6, for a breakfast highlighting Strive2Thrive. The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce's Rise N Shine Breakfast was held at SOWEGA Council on Aging.
It's the holiday season, but not everyone's holiday will be filled with tidings of comfort and joy. Albany Biblical Counseling Center's Executive Director David Smith said holiday depression is real and can come in several different forms.
Tift Regional Medical Center will light its annual 'Tree of Life' in front of the hospital on Thursday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. The tree honors friends, family members, and lost loved ones while also helping those who are currently battling an illness.
On Monday, December 4, Dougherty County Commissioners met with representatives from the State Delegation to discuss local concerns including the decrease in property values. This annual meeting lets local and state officials to discuss ongoing projects and local concerns.
Polls are now open across the State of Georgia allowing voters to participate in run-off elections, including in Albany. Voters living in Ward II will have one final opportunity to cast their vote in who they want to represent them on the Board of City Commissioners.
Dougherty Co. Commissioners recently approved a $150,000 purchase for several acres in Radium Springs to be used as part of the Flint River Trail. The commission bought over 10 acres from Ealum Estates, Inc.
Towns all over South Georgia are gearing up to host their own special holiday events. Tifton is preparing for its 19th Annual Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration. The celebration kicks off on Thursday, November 30, with the Annual Tour of Homes.
Whether if it was a wildfire or a strong windstorm, Georgia's forestry was highly impacted by different weather conditions over the last fiscal year. Dougherty County's Georgia Forestry Unit protects and manages the county's nearly 155,000 acres of forestry.
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital held its first ever flag raising ceremony on Friday, November 10. The ceremony was held at the front entrance of Phoebe Main and was conducted by students from Albany State University's ROTC Unit.
Students at Sherwood Christian Academy held their annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 10, at Sherwood Baptist Church. The program began with a "Parade of Veterans" where veterans from several different branches of the military walked across the stage to be recognized by the students and the audience.
LongHorn Steakhouse said it's doing what it can to help fight the hunger issue, by donating unused food. Since the program started in 2004, LongHorn restaurants have donated more than 100 million pounds of food to area nonprofits.
The Tiftarea Soup Kitchen now has a stocked pantry thanks to the help of Ameris Bank. On Wednesday morning, several Ameris employees from Tifton's 2nd Street location brought over non-perishable food items.