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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 8-14, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 8 through 14.

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Mitchell Couny family farm grows with each generation

The farmland has been in the Robinson family's possession for a century

Farming runs in the family at Mitchell County’s Robinson Farms.

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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Aug. 17, 2014

Dunn, Stephens accept Phoebe Putney-related positions

Eric Hooper, an attorney with the law firm of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Ridgers P.C., has been appointed to serve as a member of the Community Outreach Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate section of the American Bar Association.

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Turned down for jobs, Albany veteran creates his own business

Marine, partner create 'Odd Jobber' business when rebuffed for employment

A 31-year-old Marine declared 80 percent disabled says he’s too young to remain idle, despite VA diagnosis.

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Tift Park Community Market in Albany still going strong

Friends of Tift Park vendors stay busy at weekly Albany market

the Friends of Tift Park Community Market is going strong after five weeks of Saturday selling.

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Walmart, Albany State University announce partnership

The retail giant and the university say they will team up to develop a more diverse and skilled regional workforce.

Walmart, Albany State announce partnership to develop regional workforce

Leesburg accident pins woman against building

Sheriff’s Office investigator injured in Leesburg

A Dougherty Sheriff’s Office investigator is injured in a Leesburg incident.

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Albany shop searched for name-brand knock-offs

Albany sportswear shop searched for counterfeit merchandise

Solo’s Sportswear and Accessories on East Oglethorpe Boulevard is searched for sales of knock-off merchandise.

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Albany utility not quite ready for residential telecommunications push

WGL officials are focused on providing telcom services for commercial customers

Albany utilities officials say plans to provide residential telecommunications services are a year away.

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Albany CFO JoEllen Brophy: No more ADICA redevelopment funding

Quasi-governmental authority overshoots budget by $412,000

The city of Albany’s CFO tells the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority it has over-allocated project funding.

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Georgia DOT rail plan meeting set for Valdosta

The meeting is one in the last round of sessions seeking public comment

The 2014 Georgia State Rail Plan ios scheduled to be published in December. It will serve as a blueprint for the state’s rail transportation through 2040.

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Williams brothers, ADICA close on skate park lease agreement | ADICA POLL

Commissioner B.J. Fletcher: Time to dissolve ADICA?

Albany city officials meet with businessmen to discuss a lease agreemnt for the city-owned skate park property.

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Georgia Federal-State Shipping Point Inspection Service moves to new office in Albany | VIDEO

The inspection service opens office in Pecan Grove Industrial Park

A ribbon-cutting for the facility, located at 951 Pecan Grove Drive in Pecan Grove Industrial Park, was held on Tuesday and attended by various Albany and Dougherty County officials, as well as Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

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Scientist uses peanut digger to control weeds

Harvesting equipment organically controls weeds

While mulch can be used to suppress nutsledge and other weeds in organic crops, it’s not encouraged, and hand-weeding is an unsustainable pratcice. Tifton scientists are examining the use of a peanut digger to control the weed.

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Metro Albany again leads state in lowest gas prices

Pump prices continue an unusual late-summer decline in cost

At $3.146 on Monday, metro Albany had the lowest average gas price of Georgia’s eight metro areas surveyed daily AAA.

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