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Georgia House District 153 a three-way race

The three candidates will meet May 20 in the Democratic Primary election

State Rep. Carol Fullerton, Dougherty County School Board member Darrell Ealum and former Dougherty County Commissioner Muarleen Edwards are vying for a two-year term representing District 153 in Atlanta.

Albany City Commission OKs rezoning to allow westside grocery store

Albany city commissioners approve rezoning requests after an extended debate

The Albany City Commission gives the go-ahead for a rezoning request that will allow for a Neighborhood Market grocery store in West Albany.

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Dougherty County School Board approves $1.4 million for new textbooks

The Dougherty School Board adopts the Charter School Option as its School System Flexibilty Model

Dougherty School System officials say this is the school district’s first major textbook purchase in nearly a decade and a half.

Dougherty County officials woo spurned Lee County businessman

Bryan Bridges wants to bring a Redi-Mix concrete plant to the region

Albany and Dougherty County officials say they would welcome a Lee County businessman who is having zoning issues “with open arms.”

One killed in Albany stabbing attack

One dies, one arrested in stabbing attack

One person is arrested for robbery and another dies in Tuesday knife attack.

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Lee County manhunt ends in capture

A man who may be a fugitive is captured off Old Dawson Road

A Lee County Sheriff’s deputy said the individual arrested identified himself as Johnny David Williams II. If that bears out, officials say, the man has been wanted on a parole violation charge.

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Squawk of the Day - April 24, 2014

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Bright of the Day - April 24, 2014

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports -April 24, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Albany Almanac - April 24, 2014

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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Suspect charged in theft of tip jar from Albany business

Suspect charged with robbery by sudden snatching

Officers of the Albany Police Department responded to Carroll’s Sausage and Meats, 118 Philema Road, around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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ATC Career Fair

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Family of Kendrick Johnson visits Albany State University

The family of Valdosta teen who died last year visits as part of Criminal Justice Week

The argument that justice has not been properly served to the family of a deceased teenager was presented at Albany State on Wednesday at a program including his family and their attorney.

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Lopez Hospice Golf Classic kicks off today

Annual golf event hosted by LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez benefits Albany Community Hospice

Tournament proceeds benefit medical, emotional and spiritual programs and services offered through Albany Community Hospice and the Willson Hospice House for patients needing palliative or end-of-life care and their families, officials say.

HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with.

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