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Albany

New-look Albany City Commission to convene in 2020

December 5, 2019

Albany Herald

With the settling of the dust from three Albany municipal elections, the end result is that nearly half of the city’s government will be composed of new faces next year.

Bo Dorough stuns Dorothy Hubbard to claim Albany mayor's seat

December 4, 2019

Albany Herald

In a stunning upset, attorney and former Albany City Commissioner Bo Dorough edged incumbent two-term Mayor Dorothy Hubbard 4,656 votes to 4,366 in Tuesday's mayoral runoff election to unseat Hubbard.

Dougherty Commission supports downtown Albany master plan study

December 3, 2019

Albany Herald

Dougherty County commissioners agreed on Monday to provide half of the funding for a downtown master plan, but they expect to be involved in the process of drafting the document.

Albany City Commission member to be recognized for city beautification efforts

December 2, 2019

Albany Herald

Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard will be honored Dec. 5 during a Keep Georgia Beautiful 2019 awards ceremony with a statewide award recognizing his efforts in cleaning up the city.

Albany City Commission approves hiring of new assistant city manager

December 2, 2019

Albany Herald

The CEO of a natural gas trucking company has been tapped to be the next assistant city manager for the city of Albany. The Albany City Commission on Tuesday approved the recommendation to hire Kenneth Stock, who heads NG Advantage.

Albany Commission could vote on changes to Wild Animal Park charter in December

December 2, 2019

Albany Herald

Chehaw park’s governing authority would change its board structure, adding representatives appointed by Dougherty County and Lee County governments, under a proposal presented on Tuesday to the Albany City Commission.

Albany matches lowest unemployment rate

November 25, 2019

Albany Herald

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said this week that Albany tied its lowest unemployment rate ever in October.

Two qualify for called Leesburg mayor election

November 25, 2019

Albany Herald

Two candidates have qualified to run in a special March 24 election called to fill the Leesburg mayor’s seat vacated by Jim Quinn.

Runoff election comes with a roughly $30,000 price tag

November 22, 2019

Albany Herald

Prices fluctuate over time — the price of this goes up, the price of that goes up — but Dougherty County Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson said this week that past runoff elections like the one scheduled Dec. 3 will cost the city of Albany somewhere in the $30,000 range.

Albany Fire Department receives training in how to respond to electrical fires

November 20, 2019

Albany Herald

This week, representatives from Georgia Power Co. instructed Albany Fire Department personnel on how to safely respond in the event of a fire at an electrical transformer station.

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