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Col. William 'Earl' Cooper, former Albany resident killed in Vietnam War, buried with honors at Arlington Cemetery

Killed while on an air strike mission in 1966, remains of Col. William 'Earl' Cooper was positively identified in 2014

After his plane was hit by surface to air missles near a tiny village in North Vietnam over four decades ago, former Albany resident, and decorated Air Force pilot Col. William “Earl” Cooper was finally laid to rest last week at Arlington National Cemetary, giving peace to the members of his family who once believed they’d never receive closure.

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Albany Civil Air Patrol squadron holds ceremony | PHOTO GALLERY

Air Force Auxiliary group holds change-of-command, ribbon-cutting programs

The Albany Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron holds a change-of-command ceremony at its new headquarters.

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LOGCOM general leaving May 12

LOGCOM general post changing hands at upcoming change of command ceremony

Broadmeadow, who has been the commanding general of LOGCOM since July 26, 2013, came into the post after serving as commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade Camp Pendleton.

ALBANY BIRTHS: April 6-13, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital April 6 - 13, 2015.

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Col. Don Davis, MCLB-Albany commanding officer, preparing to leave for next assignment

A change-of-command event is planned for MCLB-Albany in late May

Officials with the base confirmed Wednesday that Col. Don Davis, commanding officer of MCLB-Albany, would be leaving following a change of command that is to take place in late May. he is to continue his career with U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. A formal announcement from the installation is expected in the coming days regarding the change of command.

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Four companies honored at Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission awards breakfast | VIDEO LINKS

MillerCoors, Sasco, Thrush, Central Monitoring all pick up EDC industry awards

Business and community leaders gathered Wednesday morning as the Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission presented its annual Industry Awards at a special breakfast hosted by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Barney's Run to provide service dogs to veterans raises enough for two canines

The companion animals are trained to help veterans with PTSD or brain injury

Dr. Lois Hunkele with Westover Animal Hospital, the chair of the event, said there were about 120 participants in the 10K, 5K and one-mile events held Saturday at MCLB-Albany.

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 30 - April 5, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 30 - April 5, 2015.

Religion Bulletin April 10, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School this Sunday in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today featuring the South Georgia Quartet from Warner Robins.

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Cody Smith, Highway 55 chasing musical dream

Singer, band get boost from favorite recognition in Herald’s JAM poll

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Albany Battle of the Bands finalists announced

Battle of the Bands finale scheduled April 25-26 at Chehaw Park

After months of minor skirmishes, or pre-battles, 10 area artists have emerged as the finalists who will compete in the upcoming Albany Battle of the Bands finale.

Dougherty County Commission OKs employee clinic

County employees will receive health care treatment at downtown clinic

The Dougherty County Commission formally approves an on-site employee health clinic.

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Broad Avenue bridge sides almost connected

Broad Avenue bridge closer to completion

Travellers crossing the Flint River in downtown Albany this week might notice that the Broad Avenue bridge is inching closer to completion and construction crews are hoping to connect the east and west ends of the bridge by the end of this week.

Albany Almanac - April 7, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Two men arrested in Worth County for separate assault incidents

Keithdrick Johnson, Demarcus Wright, arrested on assault charges in unrelated cases

Police officials said Keithdrick Johnson, 39, was arrested at 10:45 a.m. on Monday after turning himself in at the Worth County Sheriff’s Office. Sylvester police were looking for Johnson, who was wanted for aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated sodomy and battery, in connection to an incident that took place in Sylvester on March 22.