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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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Georgia jobless rate up 0.3% in May at 7.2% | VIDEO & CHARTS

Year-to-year, the state unemployment rate for May is down 1.2 percent

Labor officials say the period from April to May usually sees an uptick in unemployment as college graduates try to enter the work force.

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Iraqi violence likely to send retail gas prices up

Motorists should prepare for a 10- to 15-cent increase soon, experts warn

Concerns over violence in Iraq, OPEC’s No. 2 oil producer, are expected to bring to an end the declining fuel prices U.S. motorists have experienced so far this summer.

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Ed Jordan Music closes after 32 years

Portman's Music will move into former Ed Jordan Music location

An integral part of Albany’s business and musical community for three decades, Ed Jordan made his final sale this week and closed his doors after 32 years.

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Albany welcomes The Closet Downtown

The Closet Downtown is Albany’s newest clothing boutique

Downtown Albany welcomed its newest business this week when The Closet Downtown opened its doors to the public.

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Georgia Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Power Lunch’ in Albany

Georgia Chamber of Commerce ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss regional business matters

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking event in Albany as part of the organizations Power Lunch series to discuss key issues effecting area businesses.

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Area Winn Dixie stores to become Harvey’s

Area Winn Dixie stores closing temporarily to become Harvey’s

Select Winn Dixie grocery stores throughout south Georgia will be temporarily closing and then reopened as Harvey’s.

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Sylvester Walmart opens

Sylvester Walmart open doors with big old carnival

Worth County shoppers have a new shopping option now that Walmart has opened for business.

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Leesburg construction company to change locations

S and S Roofing and Construction to relocate closer to Lee County High School

Thanks to the approval of a rezoning request by the Leesburg City Council Tuesday night S & S Roofing and Construction will soon be moving to a new location.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop concerned over potential impact of new carbon emission rules

Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.

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Coffee drinkers in for a price jolt

Smucker has raised the list prices on its packages Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts coffees

The first hike in coffee prices in three years is likely to trigger price hikes by competitors.

Retail gas prices sliding slowly

Metro Albany has lowest average pump price of Georgia metro areas Monday

While gas pump prices in Albany and statewide are beating the national average, they are up from what motorists were paying a year ago.

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Deadline approaching for Chamber Leadership Institute

Applications for Chamber leadership class due next week

The deadline to submit applications to the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Leadership Institute is June 2.

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Marine Corps Logistics Command employee earns Above and Beyond Award

State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee presents Above and Beyond Award to LOGCOM employee Andrew Trout

Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM) employee Andrew Trout was recognized Wednesday for his support of Marine reserve employees by being presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve State Committee’s (ESGR)Above and Beyond Award.

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