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Governor's education reformers take aim at Georgia teacher pay scales

Georgia teachers have been paid for decades by a predictable salary scale, but that could change as a panel working for Gov. Nathan Deal considers an overhaul of education policy.

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Gas falls below $2 per gallon at some Albany stations

Metro Albany ranked 2nd lowest in state on Saturday

On a tank of gas, Albany motorists are paying about $20 less per fill-up than they were in late August 2014.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 28-29, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 20 incidents on Friday and the early hours of Saturday, available reports show.

Lee Myron Rackley

Lee Myron Rackley, 56, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his residence.

Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson of Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center in Sylvester, Georgia

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Hattie Eva Chester

Hattie Eva Chester, 90, of Albany, Georgia departed this life Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.

Ernestine Phipps

Ernestine Phipps of Albany died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Willson Hospice House.

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Lee County rolls past Crisp County

Trojans strike quickly and win 42-0

Head coach Dean Fabrizio said his defensive unit entered the season with high expectations and are living up to them so far.

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Monroe stays focused in victory over Terrell County

Tornadoes use strong defense to win 33-14

Monroe (2-0) used its stout defense to stuff Terrell County, then took advantage of four first-half turnovers to build a 27-0 lead at halftime.

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Mitchell County tops Albany 20-6 in sloppy game

Team combine for 27 penalties

Friday night’s matchup between Albany High School and Mitchell County looked like what it was — two teams playing their first football game in a very long season.

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Pelham rolls past Baconton Charter

Hornets score 48-14 in their season opener

Pelham will travel to Camilla next week to take on another cross-county rival in Mitchell County.

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North Florida Christian edges Deerfield-Windsor

Eagles hold on for 27-26 victory

Lightning delayed the start of Friday’s contest between the Deerfield-Windsor School Knights and North Florida Christian Eagles until 9:30 pm.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Westwood wins on road at Trinity

Collier Baggett helps Wildcats to 26-13 victory

ADDS: Glenwood beats Sherwood Christian; Southwest Georgia Academy tops Terrell Academy

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 29, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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DICK YARBROUGH: Gov. Deal's communications director ready to try it on his own

OPINION: Being communications chief for a governor is a high-wire act without a net

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.

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JAMES R. WAY: Someone needs to take control

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: East Albany is being overlooked

It’s time for someone or some people to step up and take leadership to move East Albany forward.

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LACEY SHORTER: Community garden a healthy project

GUEST COLUMN: Community gardens bring veggies to food deserts

Community garden projects are a wonderful way to beautify communities while offering an service that is desperately needed to the area.

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Albany Almanac - Aug. 29, 2015

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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MCLB-Albany, FEMA prepare for Tropical Storm Erika UPDATE: 11:15 a.m.

Officials pre-stage about 75 trailers at base in preparation for Erika, which is forecast to hit Florida on Monday

The FEMA trailers contain emergency supplies – primarily food, water and power generation equipment — that may be needed in the event the storm makes landfall early next week and impacts Georgia, or any of its neighboring states.

Albany defendant found not guilty of murder

Defendant guilty of possession of firearm by convicted felon

Dorion Tyree Revills was found not guilty of felony murder on Friday.

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