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Avoir Salon and Color Bar open in downtown Albany

Avoir Salon and Color Bar is newest downtown Albany business

New hair salon Avoir is the latest addition to downtown Albany.

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Paula Deen makes a visit home, y'all (Video)

Celebrity Chef and Albany native drops in town for a meet and greet showing off her new furniture line

After a trying summer of 2013, Albany native Paula Deen has rebounded big with a new consolidation of her businesses under Paula Deen Ventures and plans for a $20 million restaurant and retail center at Dollywood.

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On the Job with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital VP of Emergency Services Victor Garcia

Sit down with director of emergency services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

A new addition to the staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital speaks of his passion for the health care field and his desire to be able to meet John F. Kennedy.

Metro Albany unemployment rate down in January

Slight rise in rate for southwest Georgia

The Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) announced this week that metro Albany was one of only three metro areas throughout the state which saw a decrease in unemployment in January, when the rate dropped to 8 percent, down from the 8.2 percent reported for December.

Rabbitman Footwear proprietor Johnny L. Williams proposes lease of skate park property

Family business owners would have the option to buy the downtown property during proposed lease

A downtown businessman has asked the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority to lease him former skate park property so he can relocate his footwear business and expnd it.

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Business Portfolio March 9, 2014

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

News about Michaelk Eric Hooper and Bo Hatcher

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On the Job with Mona Qaqish

The Cookie Shoppe co-owner has been serving up hearty, homemade meals for nearly 30 years

On the Job with Mona Qaqish

Metro Albany Winn-Dixies to convert into Harveys supermarkets

Bi-Lo Holdings is changing brands on 10 stores in southern Georgia, including three in Southwest Georgia

A Winn-Dixie in Americus will also convert to a Harveys, while three Harveys stories in Valdosta are among seven that will become Winn-Dixie supermarkets.

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RadioShack to close up to 1,100 U.S. stores

There are currently two RadioShack stores in Albany and one in Sylvester

RadioShack stock take a 24 percent hit following dismal holiday sales numbers. The company expects to keep about 4,000 stores open.

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Langstaff Marketing makes way for MADlab

New marketing firm MADlab will expand on foundation created by veteran marketing owners

Langstaff Marketing will soon close its doors to make room for MADlab, which has been dubbed by owners Mary Beth Hobby and Deidra Langstaff as a “marketing experiment.”

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Business Portfolio - March 2, 2014

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

Intensivist Kenneth G. Kalassian, M.D., has joined Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as the medical director of critical care services.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 2, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Environmental Health Offices Feb. 19 through 25.

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Selling cattle may be best option

Short supply makes cattle prices tempting

Cattlemen are also taking land out of pasture production and putting it into other crops, so fewer small calves are available to be bought. The supply is the lowest since 1951.

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Irrigation specialist focuses on water management

Most research handled at Camilla facility

Wesley Porter primarily works on row crops but he also has responsibilities in horticulture, turf, trees and orchards, in both Georgia and Alabama.

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On the Job with Julie Miller

A question-and-answer session with Southwest Health District Emergency Preparedness Director Julie Miller

Julie Miller works with various partner agencies throughout a 14-county area to ensure all the proper resources are in place when a disaster strikes.