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USDA announces new program to help peanut growers manage risk

The new insurance policy replaces current peanut crop provisions

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say peanut grower boards, including the Peanut Commission in Georgia, helped develop the policy.

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Sugar beets viable option for dairy cattle

Farmers hesitant to change when corn prices low

Sugar beets could be a feed option for cattle, according to John Bernard, dairy cattle specialist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Tifton. Cows like the beets, they are easily digestible and can be used as an energy source.

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Stewbo's to open new drive-thru restaurant named Local Jerry's

Local Jerry's will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, ice cream and more

After considering naming their newest restaurant after a well-known Albany bear, Stewbo’s restaurant group has decided their latest eatery will be named after another area character, Local Jerry.

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Strive 2 Thrive success story

Strive 2 Thrive vital to Nakoasha Dillard’s success

Former program graduate Nakoasha Dillard told members of the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County that Strive 2 Thrive’s philosphy of providing “a hand up, not a hand out,” has been integral in her building a successful life for she and her son outside of the constraints of the poverty she grew up in.

Albany unemployment rises in August, Southwest Georgia rate remains unchanged

Albany, Southwest Georgia unemployment rates at 9.2 percent and 9.1 percent, respectively

There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in August, unchanged from July, but down from 60,900 in August 2013. Most of the jobs were lost in trade and transportation and with the federal government, labor officials said.

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Georgia redevelopment experts lead Albany panel discussion

'Downtowns on the Rise' offers hope for Albany revitalization

State redevelopment experts offer hope and advice on transforming Albany’s once bustling downtown.

EDC staff lauded for tackling 'mammoth' work load

Upbeat Economic Development Commission meeting filled with optimism

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission has been at the center of a number of high-profile projects.

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New Mike's Country Store to open in west Albany

New Mike's Country Store to open on Gillionville Road

Northwest Albany shoppers will soon have another grocery store option when Mike’s Country Store opens on Gillionville Road.

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Cheddars restaurant eyeing move into Albany market

Cheddars looking at Albany site to retaurant

Albany diners may soon have another restaurant option as Cheddar’s is looking to make a move into Dougherty County. Although nothing has been finalized the restaurant chain is currently in negotiations to locate a facility on N. Westover Boulevard near Sam’s Club, according to sources close to the negotiations.

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Artistic couple from Parrott featured in 'Meet the Artist'

The event is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Dillard's

Arriving in Parrott in 1978, Bond Anderson looked for musical work and began doing school residencies through the Georgia Council for the Arts Artist-in-Education program.

Dougherty Commission OKs installations at P&G biomass plant

Plant would create 'green energy' for home products maker, Marine base

The Dougherty County Commission gives special approval to installation of a smokestack and boiler at a biomass energy plant that exceed county height restrictions.

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After 50 years in Albany, Mars continues to be key local employer

Mars Site Manager Mack Phillips updates Dougherty Rotary on company

During its 50 year residency in Albany Mars Chocolate North America has proven to be an important community partner as well as distinguish itself as one of the top privately held companies in the world. Albany Site Manager Mack Phillips took time Tuesday to share some of what he feels makes the company an industry leader with members of the Dougherty Rotary Club.

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Business Portfolio - Sept. 21, 2014

Chaunte’l Powell joins Albany Herald staff

Chaunte’l Powell has joined the news staff of The Albany Herald and will be covering both sports and news stories.

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Albany mayor to host discussions about downtowns

Panel will discuss redeveloping and revitalizing historic downtowns

Next week Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, through her Coalition for Economic Development, will be hosting the “Downtowns on the Rise” panel discussion to talk about ways to develop and revitalize historic downtowns.

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Dougherty County Stephens Farm designated Centennial Farm

Dougherty farm one of state's few African-American-owned farms held by family for 100-plus years

A Dougherty County family’s farm that has been in the family for eight generations is officially designated a Centennial Farm.

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