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Institute's community focuses on midwiferyALBANY -- At its sixth Monthly Community Night on Thursday, the Albany Civil Rights Institute will focus on African-American childbirth during the Jim Crow era.

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CONQUERING THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI: Day 2 -- Dave wishes he had one of those 'pointy-nosed boats' (EDITS: Includes Day 2 photo journal)

Albany outdoorsman Dave Krantz recently returned from a 19-day trek down the Mississippi River from Minnesota back to Southwest Georgia, writing a journal about his experience every day during his journey. The following is Krantz's Day 2 journal entry about passing through Minnesota's Lake Pepin.

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NASCAR gets tougher to protect its brand

There are concerns about NASCAR's ability to get fans to come to the racetrack.

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Pelini: Nebraska focused on Big 12, not Big Ten

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says his team is focused on the Big 12 this season, not the Big Ten, where the university is headed next fall.

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Contador soars in Spain's super sports summer

Spain revels in Alberto Contador's Tour victory, which is yet another win for the country this summer.

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State Route 3 named for former Albany mayor

Paul Keenan served both as mayor and county commission chairman during his political career.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Pesticides sicken people

Occupants of an Albany home say they became ill after spraying pesticide underneath their home.

Police nab one in kayak theft

The Dougherty County Police Department make an arrest in a recent kayak theft.

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Maintenance Center Albany recognized

Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker presents the Manufacturer of the Year award to Maintenance Center Albany.

County police searching for suspect in 11 incidents

Residents in southwest Dougherty County have been plagued with damage to their vehicles and mailboxes throughout this month.

Police/Fire/EMS for July 27, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS repeort for July 27, 2010

Dougherty rescinds public works contract

Construction of a new public works headquarters is expected to cost $729,000 and will be funded through sales taxes.

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Wingfield: I knew nothing of the drugs

An attorney for a local youth program coordinator says he expects no further charges against his client.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Bishop kicks off re-election campaign

The veteran Albany congressman is expecting a strong challenge from GOP's Mike Keown.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Body of missing man found

Friends and co-workers say Brian Smith was comfortable in the outdoors and it was normal for him to go boating alone.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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County mulls prescription discount card

Pushing back against health care costs is important, commissioners say.

State court upholds tax dispute ruling

A local taxpayer advocacy group is contending the board of assessors acted improperly and unfairly.J.D. Sumner, governement writer

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PSDS to host local travel baseball league

Peach State Diamond Sports will host its second baseball travel league for the area this fall.

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FSU linebacker Carr faces felony charges

FSU football player Nigel Carr faces felony charges, which could lead to an automatic suspension.

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ACC MEDIA DAYS NOTEBOOK: Hokies, Seminoles lead pack

Florida State and Virginia Tech are the favorites in the ACC this season.

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Overlooked, but not overreacting

Georgia Tech may not be the favorite to win the ACC Championship this season, but head coach Paul Johnson says that's a good thing.

Court of Appeals upholds previous ruling

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that favored Dougherty County.

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