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GUEST COMMENTARY: Born a slave, Mary Fields became the first black woman hired by the post office at age 63
Stagecoach Mary Fields broke racial and gender barriers, along with some noses, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
FAITH: Failing to understand others’ religious motivations leads to marginalizing
There is little wiggle room in the church any more and those who seek consensus are often portrayed as soft-headed and soft-hearted.
OPINION: California starts to focus on fiscal responsibility
Gov. Jerry Brown has traded his earlier dreams for the Golden State to pragmatic policies that has turned deficit spending in Calfornia into a surplus.
President Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains
Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. on March 14 featuring South Georgia Quartet from Warner Robins.
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County approval would open door for development of retail outlet off Sylvester Road
The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission approves a rezoning request that paves the way for a new retail outlet.
Chehaw animal park welcomes new resident, Bogart the camel
Chehaw now has a new resident, Bogart, a bactrian camel, formerly of the Cincinnati Zoo.
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.
The American Heart Association Albany Heart Walk to be conducted at The Veranda
The American Heart Association says heart disease is America’s No. 1 killer.
The Bulldogs are in sole possession of third place in the SEC standings, but they could dip all the way to fifth with a loss Saturday against LSU.
The Lady Red Devils win their first girls state championship since 2000
Brandi Buie scores a game-high 19 points and leads the Randolph-Clay girls to a dominating victory against rival Mitchell County in Thursday’s Class A championship game.
The Lady Eagles lose for the fourth time this season to Randolph-Clay
Thursday’s loss to Randolph-Clay in the Class A state title game was devastating for a Mitchell County team that was looking for the first girls basketball state championship in school history.
After falling in the state championship game last season, Randolph-Clay coach Jennifer Acree said winning this year’s title is sweet
Randolph-Clay coach Jennifer Acree celebrates her first state title by claiming she will drink sweet tea from the championship trophy.
Wilkinson County holds on for 72-64 victory
Turner County nearly erases an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in Thursday’s Class A boys state championship game but falls to Wilkinson County, 72-64.
Scholars digging through public, commercial and family archives are unearthing facts and stories that have long been swept under the rug. Hollywood’s recognition of “12 Years a Slave” announces an uncomfortable truth: Slavery’s story is America’s story.
The Twin Oaks Elementary School Drama program will present “HONK! Jr., the Ugly Duckling Musical.”
Local County Commission, School Board qualifying ends at noon Friday
Melissa Strother will challenge Aaron Johnson for the Dougherty County School Board District 4 seat.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 21 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.