The first step toward the next phase of construction projects in the Polk School District was taken when voters approved an extension of the Education-only, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) fund through 2026.
Though gas prices are up significantly from last year, AAA Auto Club is predicting a whopping 50.9 million Americans will travel out of town over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday period, an increase of 3.3 percent from last Thanksgiving.
The mayoral forum on Friday night began with an acknowledgement that the candidates were short on time. They needed to get somewhere else soon. And after about half hour, it was easy to see why.
Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter and state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will speak to the members of the Georgia Farm Bureau on Dec. 4 at the organization’s 80th annual meeting.
Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources cut the ribbon Thursday on new state-of-the art archery and air rifle ranges at the Lake Blackshear Resort/Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele.
Nomination meetings to fill two positions on the five-member Georgia Peanut Commission will be conducted during simultaneous grower nomination meetings at 10 a.m. Dec. 14.
The Board of Regents, the 19-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, on Wednesday elected Regent James M. Hull to a one-year term as the board’s chair and Regent Don L. Waters to a one-year term as the board’s vice chair.
Eighty-three counties, including four in metro Albany and others in Southwest Georgia, have been designated primary disaster counties in Georgia affected by Hurricane Irma by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Another 25 also are eligible for Farm Service Agency help as contiguous disaster counties.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has been named to the nine-member executive committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association.
An Albany woman listed as a person of interest in the armed robbery of the Renasant Bank on North Westover Boulevard was interviewed by police Monday evening and released, Albany police officials said.
Who knew the spring sting at the gas pump would come in the fall this year? Now the question is whether higher gas prices will play Scrooge with Christmas stockings and travel.