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.
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.
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
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.
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.