Bill to license hemp farmers, sellers passes General Assembly
Hemp farmers and sellers would need a license to possess the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana under legislation that passed the General Assembly on Monday. House Bill 847 requires anyone cultivating, transporting or selling hemp to hold a license just like for other agricultural products. Anyone caught with hemp who... Read more
Albany hotel seeks assistance from local government
The Albany City Commission indicated on Tuesday its willingness to defer payments for a downtown hotel whose revenues have been affected by COVID-19, but commissioners said they first want the hotel’s owners to catch up on late payments owed the city. Read the full article: Albany Herald  Read more
COVID patients moved into Phoebe modular unit
The first COVID-19 patients being treated at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital were moved to the Phoebe North campus Wednesday, into the 24-bed modular hospital unit constructed by the state of Georgia’s Emergency Management Agency using state funding. Read the full article: Albany Herald  Read more
Phoebe resumes delayed medical services
After weeks of being on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is resuming some services that had been halted after a recent decline in new coronavirus admissions. However, other counties in the region may be in the situation Dougherty County was in several... Read more
Albany restaurant owners ponder reopening
Several Albany restaurant owners who have met collectively for the last two weeks at the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau discussed issues Thursday that impact all of them as they prepare to re-open their establishments to dine-in customers, likely in the next few days. Read the full article: Albany... Read more

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