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Still Pond Winery returns to its roots | VIDEOS & PHOTO GALLERY

Still Pond Winery and Distillery now makes spirits

After nearly a year of uncertainty, Still Pond Winery and Distillery in Arlington has now embarked on making premium moonshine, top shelf vodka and barrel aged brandy in the company’s new distillery.

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Wagner's BBQ closes after 19 years

Wagner's BBQ in East Albany closes its doors after 19 years

After 19 years serving Albany family-owned Wagner’s BBQ unexpectedly closed its doors Wednesday with an announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Gas pump prices ease downward over holiday

Motorists in Albany are paying nearly 15 cents more a gallon than they were in July 2013

While motorists in Albany, Georgia and across the nation are seeing modest drops in gas prices, the averages are still considerably higher than what they were paying a year ago.

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Thrush gets preliminary OK for $200,000 from Albany Deal-Closing Fund

Thrush would be the first business to be awarded money from the fund

The decision by the city’s Long-Term Financial Planning Committee must be ratified by the Albany City Commission before it can go into effect.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - July 6, 2014

Promotions, changes and other activity of business people in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Albany Area Business Portfolio is a weekly column on business leaders in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia. Items may be emailed to Managing Editor Danny Carter at or mailed to him at The Albany Herald, P.O. Box 48, Albany, Ga. 31702.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - July 6, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices June 26 - July 1, 2014.

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Sasser turns into 'junk-tiquing' destination | PHOTO GALLERY

Antique and craft stores like Alice and Jay draws shoppers from across the state

Thanks to the growing popularity of anchor retailers, downtown Sasser is seeing a retail resurgence as a mecca for antique and craft hunters from across Georgia and beyond.

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North Carolina researchers take crack at hypoallergenic peanut

Researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have recently developed a process that reduces allergens in peanuts by 98 percent.

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Gas expected to be highest since 2008 for Fourth of July

While the pumps will not be a bargain, travel experts do not think it will curtail holiday travel plans

Fuel prices are not expected to hit the levels they did in 2008, but they are expected to be at least a dime higher than last year’s average.

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Downtown Albany awaits new eateries

Waffle House and Dunkin Donuts projects moving forward

The much anticipated arrival of Dunkin Donuts in downtown Albany has moved a little closer to fruition now that construction has begun to rennovate the Homerun Foods location on Oglethrope Boulevard to make room for the nationally known restaurant.

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National writers laud Albany

Nationally syndicated writers Myscha Theriault and David Dickinson praise Albany as travel destination

The Good Life City recently gained national attention thanks to a pair of articles penned by travel writers Myscha Therault and David Dickinson praising Albany as an affordable and fun travel destination for families.

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Merry Acres ranked as one of top 100 Southern hotels

Merry Acres is one of 10 Georgia hotels included on the ConventionSouth magazine list

ConventionSouth magazine named Albany’s Merry Acres Inn and Event Center one of the South’s top “Hospitality Hotels.”

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Re-branding photo-shoot in downtown Albany

Lattimer Communication begins production for EDC re-branding campaign

Filming is officially underway for Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission re-branding campaign.

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New Quail Forever chapter forms in Southwest Georgia | VIDEO

The Quail Forever chapter will promote sport, youth education and conservation

Officials from the Southwest Georgia Quail Forever chapter came together at the Albany Welcome Center on Tuesday to formally announce the establishment of the chapter, as well as to outline a plan to further the cause of Quail Forever.

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Albany's downtown redevelopment momentum picks up steam | VIDEO

Business owners, developers say prospects good for downtown business boom

Although Downtown Manager Aaron Blair will leave at the end of the month, inner-city stakeholders say they expect momentum to continue.

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