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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

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Business Portfolio - Oct. 4, 2015

Wall named president of lighting sales firm

Albany native Donny Wall was recently promoted to president of Bill Brown Sales from vice president of sales. Wall will guide Bill Brown Sales, a leading component sales agency in the lighting industry.

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Mark's Melon Patch a fall tradition for the whole family | PHOTOS

Mark's Melon Patch offers fall fun for the whole family

Few things signify the arrival of fall in Southwest Georgia like a trip out to Mark’s Melon Patch where the whole family can have fun amongst the pumpkins, or take an old fashioned hayride through the fields, all while picking up some fresh farm treats from the roadside market.

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Food trucks rumble into Southwest Georgia

Albany entrepreneurs take on brick-and-mortar restaurants

Food truck/mobile food unit owners will hold a “soft opening” of a new concept in dining this weekend at 1111 Dawson Road.

Albany-Dougherty Planning grants variance, special approval

Commission allows horses on 4.8-acre site, approval for church expansion

The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission votes to grant a variance that will allow a family to keep horses on a 4.8-acre site and special approval for a church to expand.

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Thrush Aircraft declares Summer Tour 2015 a success

During a four-month period, pilot Terry Humphrey visited 24 states to show off the new 510G

As Terry Humphrey taxied his Thrush 510G to to a stop before the facility’s main hanger, a crowd of Thrush Aircraft employees in white t-shirts clapped loudly when he popped open the cockpit door.

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Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker pleased with rising graduation rate

Albany Technical College still coping with enrollment, retention numbers

Unlike many of his colleagues throughout the state, Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker has different priorities for one of the Technical College System of Georgia’s most effective schools.

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Travel marketing study: Albany tourism investment needed

Travel study praises Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau and staff

A recent study conducted by Randall Travel Marketing indicates that while Albany and Dougherty County have a plethora of unique features and attractions making it desirable to visitors, failure to invest properly in facilities and in the downtown will hinder future tourism revenue.

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FERC gets an earful from Sabal Trail pipeline opponents

More than 200 show up for public hearing at Albany Civic Center

A sometimes passionate, sometimes angry crowd offers comments on the Sabal Trail pipeline at a public hearing in Albany.

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Georgia Peanut Bank Week set for Oct. 12-16

Harvest-time event recognizes economic impact of peanuts

For the 39th year, the grower/banker relationship will again be highlighted as the Georgia Peanut Commission joins with the Georgia Bankers Association for Georgia Peanut Bank Week, which is set for Oct. 12-16.

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Gas prices creeping upward

Average price for metro Albany rises 13 cents in past week

Motorists saw gas pump prices jump last week in what gas price watchers expect will be a short-lived hitch in the trend to lower prices.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections -- Sept. 5-18, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Aug. Sept. 5-18.

Albany Herald pink Monday for breast cancer awareness

Portion of advertising proceeds from today to go to Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for this year include about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer to be diagnosed in women, about 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ to be diagnosed and about 40,290 women to die from breast cancer.

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Summerlin Vitamins and the Vapor Corner continues strong family legacy | PHOTOS

Summerlin Vitamins and the Vapor Corner growing and expanding with each new generation

For over three decades the Summerlin family has been looking after the health of Albany area residents through its family business Summerlin Vitamins and the Vapor Corner, formerly Bill’s Vitamins and Health Food Store.

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Business Portfolio - Sept. 27, 2015

Sharpe, Scott joint Flint Community Bank board of directors

Brent Jarzen has joined Flint Community Investments as a financial advisor.


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