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Roundtable called in Albany to get young adults connected to Affordable Care Act coverage

Efforts ongoing to educate young adults about Affordable Care Act coverage

The purpose of the roundtable was to meet with leaders in the Albany area who have been working to educate young adults about the Affordable Care Act, and maximize consumer access and enrollment in marketplace health plans for Albany’s young adult population ahead of the next open enrollment period that begins on Nov. 15.

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Georgia Department of Education recognized seven area schools as Highest-Progress Schools

The list includes Baker County's K-12 School, which was nearly shut down by the state three years ago.

State Department of Education designates seven southwest Georgia schools as Highest-Progress Schools.

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Home Depot says 56 million card details likely stolen in breach

Home Depot said on Thursday that data could have been stolen from 56 million payment cards by criminals who used malware from April to September to hack into its systems at stores in the United States and Canada.

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Monroe's Antonio Leroy following in father's footsteps

Junior linebacker is a special player for the Tornadoes

Antonio Leroy, Sr. holds the Albany State all-time rushing title, and ranks fourth in Division II football history, but the younger Leroy prefers the defensive side of the ball and often takes help from his father.

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ALBANY HERALD FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Deerfield-Windsor quarterback Tyler Lowe

DWS junior passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns in the Knight’s victory over Westfield

Tyler Lowe has been a key reason the Knights are 3-1 this season.

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Georgia tailback jockey for reps behind Todd Gurley

Gurley has three times more carries than the rest of the backs

Freshman Sony Michel is second on the team with 10 carries, freshman Nick Chubb has had eight and Keith Marshall has had seven.

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Crisp County halts Dougherty’s momentum, takes 28-14 victory

Cougars grab first victory of the season

The Trojans couldn’t produce the same kind of magic like they did two weeks ago when they came from behind to upend Randolph-Clay and ended a 12-game losing streak dating back to the 2012 season.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 19, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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Weinberg Foundation donates $1 million to SOWEGA Council on Aging

Pursuit of the largest grant the council has received from a private foundation took two years to complete

The announcement is made Thursday morning at the council’s Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center, where the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Ballroom was being dedicated.

Rachel Williams Richardson

Rachel Williams Richardson of Sylvester, Georgia departed this life on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

Alfred Rembert, Jr.

Alfred Rembert, Jr., age 53, of Richland , Georgia passed away September 12, 2014.

William DeLacey Allen, Jr.

William DeLacey Allen, Jr. 65 of Augusta, GA formerly of Albany died September 17, 2014 in Augusta, GA.

Cecil Henry Ramsey Jr.

Cecil Henry Ramsey Jr., of Leesburg, GA died Monday, September 15, 2014 after a brief illness at Willson Hospice House.

Robert “Bobby” Mitchell Logan, Jr.

Mr. Robert “Bobby” Mitchell Logan, Jr., 90 of Quitman passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at his residence.

Glen Melvin Pinkston

Glen Melvin Pinkston, 66, of Lee County, GA., died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Wilson Hospice House.

King David Laviner, Jr.

King David Laviner, Jr., 85 of Dawson, Georgia died on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Troy Regional Medical Center in Troy, Alabama.

Jacob Peters Sr.

Jacob Peters Sr., 70 of Terrell County, 374 Graves Rd. S. W. Dawson, GA passed away September, 16, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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John T. Newkirk

John T. Newkirk of 301 Carter Road, Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Lillian G. Carter Health & Rehabilitation Center in Plains, Georgia.

Lossie “Baby Rae” Frost

Lossie “Baby Rae” Frost of Morgan, GA, passed Monday, September 15, 2014 at her residence.

Trinity Annelise Sokolowski

Trinity Annelise Sokolowski, infant daughter of T. J. and Dr. Katrina Mayes Sokolowski of Albany, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

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