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Financial Planning Committee votes to look into funding downtown Albany development

Proposal would allow for purchase of downtown property to spur inner-city economic development

The joint Albany City Commission/Albany Utility Board Long-Term Financial Planning Committee votes to move forward with a downtown development funding proposal.

Harvey's Supermarkets to close two Albany locations

Harvey's Supermarkets will maintain three other Albany stores

Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Harvey’s Supermarkets, announced Thrusday that the company will close two Harvey’s locations in Albany.

Unemployment rate for April drops to 6.9 percent in metro Albany, 6.8 percent in Southwest Georgia

Albany and Southwest Georgia see declines in number of unemployed, labor officials say

Labor officials said this is the lowest the Albany and Southwest Georgia rates have been since August 2008 when they were at 6.8 percent.

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Adam Hood excited to share songs at Briar Patch

Briar Patch Music Festival headliner Adam Hood ready to play South Georgia again

At this weekend’s Briar Patch Music Festival, Saturday headliner Adam Hood hopes to achieve three things: re-introduce himself to south Georgia music fans, share the stage with old friends, and share what the singer/songwriter loves the most, a good tune.

Americus man sentenced for child pornography

Defendant will spend more than 17 years in prison

Douglas Roseth, 23, is sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for production of child pornography.

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Man injured in Albany early morning shooting

Albany shooting victim listed in critical condition

Quaza Young, 35, is in critical condition after being shot by unidentified gunmen.

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Squawk of the Day - May 29, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - May 29, 2015

President Carter is not on schedule in Plains this weekend

A wrap-up of religion events in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Shawn Mendes wows teen, tween crowd at Wild Adventures

OPINION: Teen pop star provides his own accompaniment at Valdosta show

Canadian singing sensation Shawn Mendes draws the adoring shrieks of teens and tweens during his Wild Adventures performance.

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Albany Almanac - May 29, 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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Suffering from financial woes, Girls Inc. of Albany looking to restructure

The organization has reduced staff and curtailed summer programs

A shortage of funding has left Girls Inc. of Albany with one staff member and no on-site summer programs as the organization attempts to restructure its operations.

Albany Town Hall meeting planned for Saturday

Utility rates topic of Albany Town Hall Meeting

Commissioner Jon Howard’s monthly Town Hall Meeting is planned for Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Suspect still in jail after Lee County standoff

Suspect’s bond deferred to Superior Court

Robert Edward Dean remains in jail following a standoff with Lee County law enforcement.

Worth County collision leaves one person dead

Injured driver in Worth County accident taken to hospital

An early morning accident in Worth County leaves one person dead.

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