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Football concussions: Amid the fear, UGA research brings some hope

UGA research team checking overlooked group of athletes

Headlines about concussions and their effects on professional and college football players are inescapable. The issue is changing the way people talk about the game.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Oct. 6-17, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 6-17.

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Car enthusiasts ride into Albany | PHOTO GALLERY

The 41st annual Artesian City Car Show draws about 100 entrants

Autos ranging from the 1920s to the 2013 were on display Saturday at the 41st annual Artesian City Car Club Show.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Oct. 9-15, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Oct. 9-15.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Government malpractice continues

OPINION: The CDC chief admits his agency was not aggressive enough regarding Ebola

This latest failure of the federal government, Ebola, is really incredible. Just how incompetent can it get?

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Despite polls, GOP opposes gay marriage

OPINION: Public opinion on same-sex marriage has changed in the past decade

Michelle Nunn clearly believes that backing gay unions is a winning strategy — even in a Deep South state where the religious right still holds considerable political sway.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 20, 2014

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

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Thumbs Up! Oct. 20, 2014

EDITORIAL: 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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Albany Area Education Notebook - Oct. 20, 2014

A roundup of education news and events for Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Deerfield’s Will Calhoun named Commended Scholar; Worth Elementary seeking food donations; Darton State College plans “One Day of Giving” event.

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Albany Area officials prepared in event of Ebola case

Task force in place at Albany hospital to ensure patients and staff are safe from Ebola

Ensuring Georgia medical providers, hospitals and the general public are prepared for the possibility of Ebola infection in the state, no matter how remote, is a top priority of Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration, state public health officials have said.

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Albany family turns to Internet in adoption effort

Infertility, costs of using adoption agency persuade couple to seek adoption of a baby through websites and social media

The Albany couple, who have been married for seven years, have been trying to conceive for five years, but have been unable to due to unexplained infertility. About 18 months ago, after their last in-vitro fertilization procedure — using their one remaining embryo — resulted in miscarriage after eight weeks, they began to evaluate themselves as well as the other options available to them.

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Gov. Nathan Deal forming Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal is assembling a group of experts to serve on a newly created Ebola response team.

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Albany Herald People's Choice High School Football Player of the Week -- Week 8

Candidates this week are Zytavious Anderson, Detravion Bishop, Chris James and J.Q. Quimbley

Online voting for the Player of the Week continues through noon Thursday.

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Wild postseason produces magical World Series

Royals will play host to Giants in Game 1 that begins on Tuesday

Both teams bucked the odds to book their spots in the Fall Classic by battling their way to tense, tight wins by whatever means necessary — using bunts, stolen bases, sensational defense, clutch hitting and sterling relief.

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SEC West teams dominate poll

SEC becomes first team to place four teams in top five of poll

Mississippi State remains No. 1, Mississippi stayed at No. 3, Alabama moved up three spots to No. 4 after routing Texas A&M 59-0 and Auburn rounded out the top five by climbing a spot following a bye.

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Brad Keselowski wins Geico 500 at Talladega

With the victory came a berth in the Eliminator round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup

While Brad Keselowski raced his way into the third round of the Chase, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne saw their championship hopes come to an end.

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Ravens’ defense stifles Falcons

Defense dominate while Falcons’ offense struggles

The Ravens have won five of their past six games and travel to Cincinnati next week for supremacy in the AFC North, while the Falcons are headed in the other direction, having lost four consecutive games.

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'Fury' all the rage at the box office

Brad Pitt film pulls in $23.5 million in U.S. and Canada

“Fury” kicked two-time box office leader “Gone Girl” to second place. The thriller starring Ben Affleck collected $17.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from tracking firm Rentrak.

Ann Cannon Williams

Ann Cannon Williams, 83 of Woodstock, GA died October 18, 2014 at her residence.

Wilburn Levy “W. L.” Maddox

Wilburn Levy “W. L.” Maddox, 82, of Cairo, GA

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