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Albany City Commission holds off on airport vending vote

Airport project low bid comes in 130 percent above estimates

Albany city commissioners want more information before voting on funding for an airport vending area project.

THOMAS: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of this is now “playing” in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Aviation Commission OKs terminal vending bid

Low bid for project comes in at more than double the cost estimate

The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission votes to approve a vending area bid of $92,000, well beyond the project’s $40,000 cost estimate.

Gordon Van Presley

Mr. Presley died Thursday, August 7 at Willson Hospice House, following a lengthy illness.

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Bennie Will Dunnaway

Mr. Bennie Will Dunnaway, age 79, of Albany departed this life Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.

Charles Tip Pope, Jr

Mr. Charles Tip Pope, Jr. 90 of Americus, GA formerly of Albany died August 18, 2014 at his residence.

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TINA DUPUY: Children seeking asylum find apathy

OPINION: In America, you are not tainted by the sins of your parents

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, gives protections to children here alone and not from Mexico or Canada. One protection is not sending them back to their country of origin immediately — instead giving them access to an immigration hearing with an advocate and counsel.

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DAVID PRISANT: Skate park lease out of line with ADICA's duties

GUEST COMMENTARY: A decision earlier this month by ADICA is a setback for downtown redevelopment

The ADICA board did nothing to enhance the downtown district by leasing the skate park to a business that would relocate from a block away instead of placing the property up for sell so that a group with plans to enhance the tax base could bid upon it.

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Lee County Commission chair and sheriff to meet about unpaid equipment bill

How $18,000 in video equipment at the Lee County Jail will be paid for is up in the air

Tentative plans have been made for Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rick Muggridge, along with county attorney Jimmy Skipper, to meet with Sheriff Reggie Rachals to discuss unpaid invoices related to the county jail’s new camera system.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: Consensus forming on criminals

OPINION: The criminal justice system costs too much and accomplishes too little

The United States has 5 percent of the global population but a quarter of the world’s prisoners.

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Bright Side of the Day - Aug. 19, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 19, 2014

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

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Albany has three hospice options

Affinis Hospice offers different care options

For many families trying to help a loved one with a terminal or life-limiting illness can be a difficult process, but in Albany there are multiple options for assistance.

Albany Almanac - Aug. 19, 2014

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

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

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David Prisant resigns from ADICA board

Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority loses board member over skate park lease decision

Less than a week after walking out in frustration from a board meeting of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority, board member David Prisant has resigned from that board.

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PREVIEW CAPSULE: Southland Academy

Rod Murray will have his work cut out for him in his first game as a head football coach when the Raiders travel to Westfield on Friday.

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PREVIEW CAPSULE: Americus-Sumter

Dexter Dawson is taking over the Americus-Sumter football team after Reggie Mitchell unexpectedly resigned after one year as head coach, and Dawson says it’s important to bring stability to the program.

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Albany High seeks to put past issues behind

Indians hope to cut down on blunders that cost them games

Last year, Albany High was good enough to play with the big boys of Region 1-AAAA – at least for the first three quarters – then small blunders would send a promising game spiraling downward, sometimes out of control. (ADDS: List of Albany’s returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- Aug. 19, 2014

Public safety roundup in Albany-Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 60 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Albany man dies in Colquitt County crash

Saturday evening wreck in Colquitt County claims a life

Terry Joe Morrison, of Albany, was killed Saturday in a wreck on Highway 319 after he overcorrected his car that had run off the road, crossing traffic lanes to collude with a Ford pickup truck, state trooper said.

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