Cities In The News


Albany Commission approves downtown entertainment district allowing sales of alcoholic beverages for outdoor consumption

March 11, 2020

Albany Herald

Visitors to downtown Albany will be able to purchase one alcoholic beverage to consume while strolling or attending entertainment events in the area under a measure passed Tuesday by the Albany City Commission.

Albany Police Department recognizes local 2019 heroes

March 2, 2020

Albany Herald

When Johnny White saw a car in the water in January 2019, he didn’t hesitate; he called 911 and helped initiate the rescue of the elderly driver.

Albany Commission proposal on tax office draws little support from county officials

February 27, 2020

Albany Herald

The Albany City Commission on Tuesday approved a measure that would alter the way the county’s tax collector is selected with an eye toward having voters make a decision on the matter in a 2020 referendum

For city, count officials, storm recovery is economic development boost

February 25, 2020

Albany Herald

With downtown revitalization in full swing, storm recovery efforts ongoing and projects valued at more than $100 million under way, elected officials say they feel good about where the community is headed.

Chehaw resolution clears Albany Commission in split vote

February 12, 2020

Albany Herald

With Chewhaw Park’s authorizing legislation expiring at the end of the year, the Albany City Commission agreed Tuesday on a resolution to extend the park’s governing authority for another decade.

Albany Police Department is increasing community outreach to combat crime

January 30, 2020

Albany Herald

Albany Police Chief Michael Persley outlined that work for the Albany City Commission on Monday during a report in which he also discussed efforts to hire more officers and address littering and blighted properties.

Jon Howard is Albany's longest-serving city commissioner

January 28, 2020

Albany Herald

Howard won that 1993 race after squeaking into the runoff election against the incumbent, Bill Miller.

Albany mayor, commissioners administered oath of office

January 15, 2020

Albany Herald

With the swearing of oaths by three commission members -- two of whom are serving in their first elected office -- and a new mayor, the Albany City Commission entered a new era Monday evening.

Albany neighborhood opposes location of rehab facility

January 10, 2020

Albany Herald

Alice Fitzgerald has been walking her neighborhood the last couple of days, motivated by the Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission’s 4-3 vote Tuesday to approve a rezoning request of Raleigh White Baptist Church to be converted into a faith-based drug/alcohol rehab center.

Educational initiatives top Albany Chamber's priorities for state lawmakers

January 9, 2020

Albany Herald

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce listed three education-related items at the top of its wish list for the Georgia General Assembly, which convenes on Wednesday.

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