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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce presents legislative agenda at Rise N Shine | PHOTOS

Infrastructure, workforce development headline Albany Area Chamber agenda

The need for improved infrastructure and work force development highlight the most recent Albany Area Chamber of Commerce legislative agenda which was presented to state leaders and the public Thursday during the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Rise N Shine Breakfast at Doublegate County Club.

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Dr. William Mayher honored at Aviation Commission ceremony | PHOTOS

Neurosurgeon, Aviation board chairman steps down for health reasons

Albany and Southwest Georgia Regional Airport officials honor Dr. William Mayher, who recently stepped down from his position as chairman of the Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission.

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Our Daily Bread closed after four years in downtown Albany

Downtown Albany restaurant Our Daily Bread closes not long after recent relocation

Having only moved to its most recent location less than a year ago, Albany eatery, Our Daily Bread is closing its doors, effectively ending the restaurant’s four year run in the heart of the Good Life City.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Nov. 9-13, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 9-13.

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Black Friday looms | POLLS

Thanksgiving Day store hours a hot topic

As the busiest shopping days of the year steadily approach retailers are preparing for increased spending while consumers are already getting a jump start on holiday shopping in advance of Black Friday and the rest of the Thanksgiving shopping weekend.

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Albany merchants react to Broad bridge opening

Broad Avenue Bridge impact on downtown businesses yet to be seen

After waiting patiently for the past six years many merchants along Broad Avenue in downtown Albany are relatively optimistic that traffic generated by the newly-opened Broad Avenue Memorial Bridge will have a positive impact on business.

Barberitos coming to Tifton

Tifton location to feature Barberitos first-ever drive thru

Popular Athens-based fast-casual retaurant franchise Barberitos Southwstern Grille & Cantina will soon be expanding its presence in Southwest Georgia with the opening of a Tifton location in late November.

Ameris/Jacksonville Bancorp merger moves closer to completion

Deal includes moving headquarters from Moultrie

After announcing in early October its intent to merge with Jacksonville Bancorp and thereby acquire Jacksonville Bank, Ameris Bancorp is now one step closer to completing that merger, as the Federal Reserve System is now reviewing the deal.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Oct. 25-30, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 25-30.

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Ameris Bank clears way for two new restaurants

Former Bank of America facility will be demolished

Albany will reportedly be getting two new restaurants in the near future once Ameris Bank closes its recently acquired former Bank of America branch at the corner of Dawson Road and Westover Boulevard, according to city officials.

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Turner's Furniture expanding distribution center in Tifton

Expansion project includes 47,000 square feet of warehouse, office space

When the Distribution Center began operation in 2003, there were six furniture stores in South Georgia. Today, there are 10 stores with locations in Tifton, Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, Thomasville and Tallahassee.

J&K Entertainment grabs share of spotlight with fair bookings

Husband/wife team help line up acts to perform at Exchange Club Fair

Jerry Funderburk and wife Kim step into the local musical spotlight with fair bookings and planned special events.

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Pearly's Famous Country Cooking subject 2015 Easter Seals Christmas ornament

Easter Seals Southern Georgia Christmas ornament subject chosen through fan voting

For many the Christmas season got under way a little early Monday as Easter Seals Southern Georgia unveiled its 2015 collectible Christmas Tree ornament, recognizing long-time Albany eatery Pearly’s Famous Country Cooking.

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In Georgia, beef is up, cotton is down and poultry is still on top

Nine of the top 10 peanut counties are in Southwest Georgia

UGA’s annual county-by-county survey allows the public and policy makers to get a clear picture of Georgia agriculture

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections -- Oct. 25-30, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 25-30.

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