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FRIDAY JAM -- July 25, 2014

John Anderson and Clarence Carter will head up October's Big Pine Music Festival at the Albany fairgrounds ... Pretty Penny and Recreational Chemistry are next up in a series of in-store concerts in Albany.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Kindness, gentleness on endangered list

FAITH: Few political candidates endorse kindness strategy

Our daily behavior produces monumental, long term results. The choice is between whether by our behavior we want to build a better world or a more hostile place.

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Election surprises erode trust in democracy

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A electronic news sources fragment, it leads to erosion of faith in the electoral process

A study of the 2012 presidential election found that those who believed the challenger would win lost faith in government, democracy and the election process when that wishful thinking proved to be a false hope. The researcher says reliance on fragmenting electronic media contributes to the problem.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Legs and terrapins should run for cover

OUTDOORS: Sometimes poor timing can be fatal

With the exceptions of thunderstorms and 100 percent humidity, few things ruin an otherwise pleasant warm-weather outing like the sight of some people clad in short pants.

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T. GAMBLE: Weathering the SEC prediction season

OPINION: Determining winners and losers entails mulling records both on field and at the police station

Auburn is ready for another run at a national title … or the SEC cellar.

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RONDA RICH: The world view on ‘being cool’

DIXIE DIVA: Good decisions pay off over a lifetime

She took nothing that wasn’t hers but she didn’t give up anything, either. Kinda cool, don’t you think?

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Dougherty County Extension Office offers fun for all | PHOTO GALLERY

There's a brick building on Pine Avenue that, from the outside, appears traditional and unassuming.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - July 23-29, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Food Preservation Class

The Dougherty County Cooperative Extension office offers a variety of courses for the community, including this recent series on canning and food preservation.

July 2014 Albany Area Yard of the Month

The residence of Annette and John Cromartie at 2321 Bristol Road in Albany has been chosen July Yard of the Month by the Daffodil Garden CLub.

Still Pond Photo Gallery

Still Pond Winery and Distillery is now entering the spirit business with the production of premium moonshine, top shelf vodka and aged brandy.

Albany Fourth of July 2014

Late arrivals delayed the start of the fireworks show Friday night, but otherwise the city of Albany's annual Independence Day festival at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds went off without a hitch.

Albany Elks Club

Albany's BPOE Lodge No. 713 is a popular gathering place for people of all ages.


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