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Medical College of Georgia Southwest Campus celebrating 10th anniversary | PHOTO GALLERY

Clinical campus based in Albany allows MCG students to do rotations in Southwest Georgia

Although MCG students have participated in clinical practice experiences in Southwest Georgia for decades, a formal campus was not established until 2005 as part of the state’s public medical school’s efforts to decrease the impending physician shortage.

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Harveys supermarket supports Wounded Warriors

Harveys supermarkets to donate July 4th profits to Wounded Warriors

In an effort to show their support for those that have sacrificed for the country’s independence Harveys supermarket and its parent company Southeastern Grocers will be donating all of the company’s profits on July Fourth to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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HeritageBank officially becomes Renasant Bank

Merger between Heritage and Renasant banks now complete

After months of preparation and planning HeritageBank of the South has officially become Renasant Bank following the finalization of the merger between the two community banks on Wednesday.

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Public hearings scheduled for Dougherty County millage rate increase

Dougherty officials plan to raise the county's millage rate by .700-mill to account for an increase in the county’s real property value.

Dougherty County’s net gross digest came in at $2,021,213,396. Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas noted a $27 million increase in assessed property value over 2014.

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Albany State University is having economic, research impacts on Southwest Georgia

According to a 2014 study by the University of Georgia, ASU had $141 million impact on region

Touting its economic impact over nine southwest Georgia, Albany State University officials said last week that the university is also making its presence felt regionally and nationally in the area of research.

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First Albany X-BOTS event draws attention to STEM education | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Albany Technical College and GeorgiaFIRST bring off-season robotics competition to Albany

While robotics is still a new educational tool in Albany and Southwest Georgia, Albany Tech officials have ambitions to make ATC a regional robotics hub, which also could have a positive effect on STEM studies and education rates in the region.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - June 21-26, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices June 21-26.

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Scorching summer heat may cut watermelon crop early

As temperatures nudge triple digits, melons are getting sunburned

Watermelons, a staple of Fourth of July festivities, are looking at a shorter-then-normal season that could end as early as Wednesday.

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Young Scholars get ag experience at UGA Tifton campus

Program shows students career opportunities while giving them experience

The Young Scholars program brings advanced high school students to University of Georgia campuses at Tifton, Griffin and Athens for six-week summer courses that expose the students to agriculture and the sciences.

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John Antoniewicz, Darlene Pino building new photography careers out of an Ant Hill | VIDEO

THE LEMONADE STAND: People making unexpected midlife career changes

After long careers with city government and the federal courts respectively, John Antoniewicz and Darlene Pino are four months into a new business — Ant Hill Photography.

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China, India play key roles in future of cotton prices

China is the world's largest user and its second-largest producer of cotton

Actions and weather a half a world away directly affects the pocketbooks of Georgia cotton producers.

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Albany Utility Board gets upbeat financial report

Utility authority unveils some of its plans to generate additional income

With one more month left in FY 2015, most of the Albany Utility Board’s seven enterprise funds are operating more efficiently than expected.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany tour shows off facilities | PHOTO GALLERY

Big Blue Bus Tour offers community leaders glimpse of club activities

Albany leaders get an up-close look at Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany facilities on the club’s “Big Blue Bus Tour.”

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