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These are the top 10 most-viewed articles at www.albanyherald.com for the week of Aug. 22-29, 2014

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Albany Herald People's Choice Player of the Week -- Week 1

Players are nominated for performances in high school football games for Aug. 28-30

Raleigh Carlton (Terrell Academy), Dylan Evans (Sherwood Christian), Anthony Johnson (Calhoun County) and Garet Morrell (Lee County) are nominees for the first full slate of games this season.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 1, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Todd Gurley’s effort launches Heisman Trophy talk

Georgia tailback has career-game against Clemson

Todd Gurley amassed a school-record 293 all-purpose yards with all of it coming on just 16 touches, averaging just 17.24 yards per touch.

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Margaret Mitchell's masterpiece still a moneymaker for Clayton County

Visitors from all over the world visit the Road to Tara Museum each year

In Clayton County, tomorrow isnt just another day, its another day to benefit from being the fictional home of Scarlett O’Hara.

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SHARLENE CANNON: 'It takes a village who cares'

GUEST COMMENTARY: As Albanians, we must cultivate an attitude of pride in our history, our town, and our accomplishments

Negativity masks the many assets Albany has. Albany has the framework, now it needs the right attitude about itself.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Aug. 31-Sept. 8, 2014

These are meetings of clubs and civic organizations, and listings of educational classes, reunions and volunteering opportunities in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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YMCA 21st CCLC Program kicks off this week

YMCA 21st CCLC program helps area students improve academics

In keeping with the YMCA’s mission to help build healthy spirits, minds and bodys, the organization’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program which provides academic, tutorial and enrichment programs for Dougherty County elementary school students, is set to kick off a new school year next week.

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Yvette Aehele discusses Southwest Georgia Regional Airport's future

The Albany airport director shares Southwest Georgia Regional Airport plans

With the construction of the new terminal at Albany’s Southwest Georgia Regional Airport nearly complete, airport officials can turn their attention to other future plans including potential hanger and Fixed Based Operator renovations.

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Georgia vs. Clemson football

Georgia beat Clemson 45-21 in the season opener.

Georgia Tech vs. Wofford football

Georgia Tech beat Wofford 38-19 in the season opener at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Dougherty County Central Library Reopens

After nearly two years of renovations, the Dougherty County Central Library on North Jackson Street in downtown Albany reopened to patrons Thursday.

Emmy Awards - Red Carpet

Scenes from the Red Carpet at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

2014 MTV VMAs

Scenes from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held Sunday in California.


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Sherwood Baptist Church opens Phase 1 of its new expansion

New children, youth spaces part of improvements at Albany church, funded by its ongoing campaign

The campaign, announced by officials at Sherwood in early 2012, and has been funded through annual giving campaigns with the overall goal to raise $10 million for improvements at the church and Sherwood Christian Academy, maintaining ministries at the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on Pine Avenue and expanding church planting along with area and international missions.


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