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gas prices keep ticking upward; ag commissioner warns of possible contamination in certain salmon products (for people) and cat food.

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Dougherty Commissioner Ewell Lyle calls for public meeting on gas pipeline compressor location

County officials concerned over Sabal Trail compressor station announcement

Dougherty County commissioners express concern over a recent announcement of the relocation of a proposed compressor station made by the company that plans to bring a natural gas pipeline through part of the county.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow coming to Albany

Albany hosting Georgia Public Service Commission clean fuel vehicle show

As the state of Georgia and the nation continue to transition to more environmentally safe vehicles, Albany area residents and officials will get a chance to learn more about the need for clean vehicles and the types of vehicles that are growing in popularity around the country when the Georgia Public Service Commission hosts an Alternative Fuel Vehicles Roadshow stop in Albany later this month.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - June 8-12, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices June 8-12.

Women, Infants and Children Farmers Market coming to Dougherty County Health Department

Market set to open June 25 and remain open until July 16, or when coupons are exhausted

Remy Hutchins, manager of the health department, said the program was created to provide locally-grown, unprepared produce to nutritionally at-risk WIC participants and to expand consumer awareness and use of markets.

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Ameris completes Bank of America branch acquisition

Ameris gains three Albany locations

After nearly five months of working out the details, the acquisition of three Albany Bank of America locations by Ameris Bank is complete as the deal was given final approval by the Federal Reserve Friday.

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Underwater cave diving comes easily to Guy Bryant

Underwater cave diving comes easily to Guy Bryant

A sense of adventurism and the need to explore keeps Guy Bryant returning to underwater caves.

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Businessman Lane Rosen: Albany development authority serves no purpose

Albany entrepreneur contends downtown authority is unconstitutional

A downtown Albany businessman accuses the city’s Downtown Development Authority of wasting taxpayer money and then lying about it.

Manager of Grand Island Golf Club resigns

Parks and Recreation director to manage golf club

The general manager of Grand Island Golf Club in Lee County has resigned to accept another position in the Albany area, says Lee County Manager Ron Rabun.

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Sabal Trail buys option on new compressor site

Energy company says proposed new station location is in a heavily wooded area

Local landowners fighting the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline say a proposed new compressor station location does little to protect local residents in Southwest Dougherty County. A superior court judge rules that landowners who have refused Sabal Trail officials access to their property cannot continue to deny that access for environmental and other survey work.

German auto parts manufacturer bringing 200 jobs to North Georgia

NIFCO KTW to open its first U.S. headquarters in Toccoa, creating 200 jobs

NIFCO KTW plans to invest $27 million in a manufacturing facility and U.S. headquarters that will manufacture injection molded components for autos. The German company is expecting to create 200 new jobs in the Toccoa-Stephens County area.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - June 1-5, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices June 1-5.

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UGA hosting cotton scouting school in Tifton

Training begins Monday morning at UGA Conference Center

University of Georgia Extension will host a pair of cotton scouting schools in June. The programs will be held on Monday, June 8, in Tifton and Tuesday, June 16, in Midville.

Albany officials rescind job offer to downtown manager candidate

A letter to the downtown manager candidate says the offer has been withdrawn

The city of Albany has rescinded a job offer to downtown manager candidate Michael Syphoe after completing a detailed background check.

Downtown Development Authority awaits Albany City Commission on loan program

Authority wants to use money from Deal-Closing Fund to stimulate downtown redevelopment

The Albany Downtown Development Authority wil look at tweaks to its improvement loan proposal.

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