Fri., April 12, 2013 6:48pm
The Federal Trade Commission filed a restraining order this week to try to stop any further merging of Albany’s Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital and the former Palmyra Medical Center.
Thu., March 7, 2013 12:02pm
The city commission in Albany this week gave preliminary approval for plans to replace a fire station that's slowly sinking into the ground.
Tue., March 5, 2013 12:05pm
Engineers and public works officials in south Georgia say recent rains could lead to sinkholes forming in the area. Albany Public Works Sewer Superintendent Ann Zimmer-Shepherd says the city has received several calls from residents nervous about the stability of their homes after a sinkhole formed beneath a Florida man's house and killed him.
Tue., February 19, 2013 2:09pm
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday in the fight over a hospital purchase in southwest Georgia. The court ruled unanimously that it violates antitrust laws for the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County to own both Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Medical Center. The authority bought Palmyra in December 2011.
Mon., February 4, 2013 11:00am
Two Albany officials say they believe the Dougherty County school board is moving too fast on plans to close two schools. School board member Darrel Ealum and city Commissioner Jon Howard both represent .eastside districts that include the schools slated for closure
Sat., January 26, 2013 12:00pm
A consulting firm hired by the Dougherty County school board is planning to suggest the district close schools because of declining enrollment.
Wed., December 26, 2012 5:30pm
People who live in Albany give the most money to charity, according to a ranking by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. And many other Georgia communities aren’t far behind.
Fri., November 23, 2012 12:00pm
The Tift Depot in Albany is one of five remaining antebellum brick rail depots in Georgia. Thanks to its spot on the Georgia Trust’s 2012 Places in Peril, the depot is receiving publicity that could help with restoration.
Mon., November 19, 2012 6:45am
The U.S. Postal Service is planning to close a 100-year-old post office in downtown Albany, a decision locals worry will hurt downtown. Now officials are optimistic mail service could continue in the historic space with a private company taking over.
Tue., October 23, 2012 3:56pm
The Department of Natural Resources has cut off access to an illegal tire dump on state-owned land in Albany. Staff members will begin the messy cleanup to avoid further environmental hazards.