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Big projects coming at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany

OUTLOOK 2014: Albany Marine base continuing with green intiatives in 2014

A biomass project with Procter and Gamble are among the possible projects that are anticipated to get started this year at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Phoebe North focus for Phoebe Putney Health System in 2014

OUTLOOK 2014: Plans remain to establish womens and childrens center

While exact figures are not yet clear, the conversion of Phoebe North into a womens and childrens center is expected to be in the eight-figure range.

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Deerfield-Windsor celebrates 50th Anniversary; Sherwood Academy undergoes major transformation

OUTLOOK 2014: Sherwood will consolidate Upper and Lower school campuses, launch major capital projects

Deerfield-Windsor celebrates 50th Anniversary; Sherwood Academy undergoes major transformation, consolidationg its Upper and Lower campuses.

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Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

OUTLOOK 2014: A refurbished Dougherty High School set to reopen in August of next year

Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

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Albany Chamber hires lobbyist

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce employs services of Jerry Usry and Usry Consulting Inc.

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has recently contracted the services of local lobbying firm Usry Consulting Inc. to advocate for the organization at the state capital.

Hamilton Relay adding 40 in Albany

Telecommunications company Hamilton Relay adding 40 positions to Albany center

Leading telecommunications provider Hamilton Relay announced this week that it will be expanding its workforce, adding 40 new positions to its Albany center.

AAA says gasoline may hit $3.75 a gallon this spring

Consumers on all levels are enjoying cheaper prices than the same date in 2013

Metro Albany is the cheapest of Georgia’s eight metro areas on Monday with an average per-gallon price of $3.101 for regular-grade gasoline.

Albany to host economic forum

The University of Georgia Economic Outlook series comes to Albany

The University of Georgia’s annual economic outlook forum will take place in Albany next week where economic experts will share their outlook on what the coming year will bring for local, state and national economies.

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Georgia Quail Hunt welcomes prospects

Governor Nathan Deal attends Georgia Quail Hunt kickoff in Albany

Business recruitment and expansion prospects arrived in South Georgia this week to learn about doing business in Georgia, while also enjoying some of the nation’s best quail hunting at the annual Georgia Quail Hunt.

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In Southwest Georgia, the Affordable Care Act is having trouble living up to its name

The 12-county Southwest Georgia region is the nation’s second most expensive online marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.

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Senate passes farm bill (VIDEO)

The Senate action sends the bill to the president for his signature

Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators support passage of a new, five-year farm bill.

Scammers ‘name-jack’ to bilk consumers

BBB issues alert on scammers who pretend to be banks and other companies to steal money

When applying for a job or a loan, make sure you have not been misdirected to a scam website that pretends to be legitimate.

Albany, Southwest Georgia unemployment figures show positive trend

The December unemployment rates in Albany and Southwest Georgia are down from 2012 numbers

Recent unemployment rates in Albany and Southwest Georgia indicated improved job growth since last year.

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Farm bill passes U.S. House (WITH VIDEO)

The legislation will now be considered by the Senate

Nutrition programs that some House lawmakers wanted removed from the farm legislation survive the compromise process.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Jan. 26, 2014

A weekly column on individuals in the business community in Albany and Southwest Georgia

Phoebe Health System gets new veep; neurosurgeon joins Albany practice; new deputy warden at Lee State Prison.