Plains hosting field day on Aug. 20

Participants should call research center by Aug. 15

University of Georgia agricultural researchers will discuss their latest findings on corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans at a field day set for Plains on Aug. 20.

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Bank of America helps Habitat

Bank of America makes $2,500 donation to Flint River Habitat for Humanity

Bank of America recently helped Albany’s Flint River Habitat for Humanity put the finishing touches on a new home thanks to a corporate grant donation.

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Georgia back-to-school sales tax-free weekend starts Friday

Retailers are preparing for an expected increase in store traffic

The period during which no sales tax will be collected on certain back-to-school items starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and continues until midnight Saturday.

Jury selection continues in 2009 contaminated peanuts case

Three former officials with the defunct Peanut Corporation of America are to be tried in U.S. District Court in Albany

Nine people were killed and hundreds of others sickened in the 2009 samonella outbreak that was traced to the PCA peanut plant in Blakely.

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Gas pump prices continue summer drop

Albany motorists enjoying lowest average price among Georgia’s eight metro areas

A double-digit drop in pump prices on the local, state and national levels has motorists experiencing retail gas prices below what they were paying this time last year.

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Dougherty County commissioners discuss concerns about local-level business participation in projects

Local companies show little interest in single-bid Dougherty County project

Dougherty County commissioners discuss local participation in a county-financed project.

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Albany Business Portfolio - July 27, 2014

Jeffery R. Singleton honored by Georgia Dental Association

News about business leaders in Southwest Georgia

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - July 27, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices July 10 through 24, 2014.

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City of Albany storm drainage work takes bite out of businesses' bottom lines

Safety Max is among businesses in Albany's warehouse district hurt by limited customer access

Prolonged drainage work takes a $15,000 bite out of an Albany business’ bottom line.

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Baconton/North Mitchell County fire district improves to ISO Class 3 | VIDEO

The change in the ISO rating of the fire district takes effect Oct. 1

Baconton Fire Chief David Forrester says residents and business owners in the North Mitchell County fire district that includes Baconton should contact their insurance carriers about lower costs once the Class 3 ISO rating goes into effect this fall.

Georgia jobless rate for June 7.4% | VIDEO

Season jobs losses and an increased labor force cause a two-tenths of a percent rise from May

Year-to-year, Georgia has shaved a percentage point off its June jobless rate, which was at 8.4% in June 2013.

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Simmons named new SB&T president

Synovus names Simmons new president and CEO of SB&T

Long time Albany banker Pam Simmons was recently named the new president and CEO of Albany’s SB&T as former president Mark Lane assumes new position with parent company Synovus Bank.

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Still Pond Winery returns to its roots | VIDEOS & PHOTO GALLERY

Still Pond Winery and Distillery now makes spirits

After nearly a year of uncertainty, Still Pond Winery and Distillery in Arlington has now embarked on making premium moonshine, top shelf vodka and barrel aged brandy in the company’s new distillery.

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Wagner's BBQ closes after 19 years

Wagner's BBQ in East Albany closes its doors after 19 years

After 19 years serving Albany family-owned Wagner’s BBQ unexpectedly closed its doors Wednesday with an announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Gas pump prices ease downward over holiday

Motorists in Albany are paying nearly 15 cents more a gallon than they were in July 2013

While motorists in Albany, Georgia and across the nation are seeing modest drops in gas prices, the averages are still considerably higher than what they were paying a year ago.

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