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Metal rules at first Albany Metal Fest | PHOTO GALLERY

Fifteen bands perform for enthusiastic crowd

Metal music filled the downtown Albany Sstate Theatre all day Saturday during the first Albany Metal Fest.

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'The Voice' sparks Craig Wayne Boyd's own Cinderella story

Talent competition propels Nashville singer to top of country charts

Craig Wayne Boyd was set to give up on his musical dreams when he got a timely email from producers of TV’s “The Voice.”

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Meadows, Platinum Sound find new downtown Albany home

Music producer's studio move sparks next level of recording career

Mario Meadows had to move his Platinum Sound recording studios, but he’s found himself at home in the new location.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Terrell Academy boys advance in GISA state tournament

Eagles beat Pinewood Christian 70-60

ADDS: Albany State’s Artisha Holston named to SIAC women’s tean; ASU women’s basketball earns No. 2 seed in SIAC Tournament; ASU men earn East Division No. 6 seed in SIAC Tournament; Darton women’s basketball team honored

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HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - Feb. 28, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Deerfield-Windsor boys hold off stubborn Trinity Christian to advance

Knights advance to meet John Milledge in quarterfinals on Saturday

Thursday’s first-round game against the Crusaders (12-15) was much tougher than most expected.

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Youth leads Terrell County girls into state semifinals

Lady Greenwave will meet unbeaten Taylor County on Saturday

Terrell County is currently 19-9, having advanced to the semifinals with a 34-33 win at fifth-seeded Claxton and a 41-31 win at fourth-seeded Commerce.

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Albany Almanac - Feb. 27, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Dougherty County School System announces Teacher of the Year candidates

One of eight finalists will be named the year's top teacher on April 16

Eight finalists selected from field of 24 to be named DCSS’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year

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Georgia Hospital Association CMO Doug Patten says soaring health care costs must be brought under control

Patten says country is spending twice as much money on health care as the rest of the developed world

Former Phoebe CMO Doug Patten says U.S. health care is top notch, but comes at twice the cost of the rest of the world.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb. 25-26, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Rep. Darrel Ealum to speak at Albany town hall meeting

Albany meeting to recap proposed Georgia bills

City Commissioner Jon Howard says the meeting begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to last about 90 minutes.

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Hearing conducted in Albany death row inmate's case

Attorneys for Marcus Ray Johnson are seeking a new trial for their client

Marcus Ray Johnson was sentenced to the death penalty for the 1994 murder of Angela Sizemore.

Religion Bulletin Feb. 27, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School this weekend in Plains

The Mallary Baptist Association Spring Mission Celebration, sponsored by Women’s Missionary Union & Women’s Enrichment Ministries, will be 7 p.m. on Monday. This event will be held at First Bapist Church Albany.

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Changes under way at Grand Island Golf Club in Lee County

Lee County Recreation Authority will look at proposals for adding a driving range

Lee County Commissioner Luke Singletary says the county’s recreation authority has been working with Grand Island’s staff to make changes to become more efficient and to allow a more precise snapshot of the club’s financial situation.

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Charlie Will Roddy

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Antonia Clark

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Mary Lois Davis

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Gwynn Fain Hart

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