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Albany-Dougherty County officials optimistic about State of the Community | VIDEO

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard urges those attending the event to get excited about possibilities

Albany and Dougherty County government and Dougherty County public school leaders present their assessment of Albany’s future at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s first State of the Community luncheon.

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New Albany Package Store to open on Gillionville Road

Owner Ronnie Patel says empahsis to be placed on wine and craft beer sales

A high-end package store gears up for opening next week on west Gillionville Road

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Rep. Sanford Bishop, Thrush Aircraft's Payne Hughes promote Ex-Im Bank charter renewal | VIDEO

The federal export credit agency help Thrush sell 20 ag aircraft to China last year

Rep. Sanford Bishop, Thrush Aircraft’s Payne Hughes pushing Ex-Im Bank charter reauthorization

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Dougherty County Commission rejects alcohol license application

An agent for the store owner sold beer to an underage person in 2013

A Lee County store owner’s applicantion for an alcohol sales license under an employee’s name is rejected by the Dougherty County Commission because of the employee sold alcohol to an underage person last year.

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New peanut agronomist says crop outlook promising

Monfort replaces longtime peanut expert Beasley

University of Georgia Extension’s new peanut agronomist says Georgia’s crop shows potential despite a prolonged drought.

Albany area unemployment up in July

July numbers show area unemployment on the rise

Despite the the month to month increases in the jobless rate from Albany and Southwest Georgia, both rates were favorable compared to last year’s as metro Albany’s was down year over year from the 9.3 percent reported in 2013. Southwest Georgia’s 9.1 percent was the same rate reported last July.

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MCLB-Albany contractor adding 250 jobs by Oct. 1

The jobs carry hourly pay ranges from $16.99 to $25.68, depending upon the position

URS has immediate openings for 250 new employees at its military vehicle maintenance center at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission continuing outreach to area businesses

Albany-Dougherty EDC reaching out, maintaining marketing campaign

An update was given on the business of the Renewal Task Force on Wednesday, which has centered primarily around the Only One Albany campaign. The report from the Renewal Task Force meeting on Aug. 6 stated that all the creative materials are out for the campaign, which tie back to www.onlyonealbany.com.

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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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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 8-14, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 8 through 14.

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Mitchell Couny family farm grows with each generation

The farmland has been in the Robinson family's possession for a century

Farming runs in the family at Mitchell County’s Robinson Farms.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Aug. 17, 2014

Dunn, Stephens accept Phoebe Putney-related positions

Eric Hooper, an attorney with the law firm of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Ridgers P.C., has been appointed to serve as a member of the Community Outreach Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate section of the American Bar Association.

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Turned down for jobs, Albany veteran creates his own business

Marine, partner create 'Odd Jobber' business when rebuffed for employment

A 31-year-old Marine declared 80 percent disabled says he’s too young to remain idle, despite VA diagnosis.

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Tift Park Community Market in Albany still going strong

Friends of Tift Park vendors stay busy at weekly Albany market

the Friends of Tift Park Community Market is going strong after five weeks of Saturday selling.

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Walmart, Albany State University announce partnership

The retail giant and the university say they will team up to develop a more diverse and skilled regional workforce.

Walmart, Albany State announce partnership to develop regional workforce

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