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Stop the Violence leader Frederick Williams chastises City Commissioner Tommie Postell for comments

Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell recently claimed morale is down in the Albany Police Department

A citizen activist challenges comments made by an Albany City Commissioner at a commission meeting.

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Albany Civil Rights Institute Executive Director Frank Wilson proposes a partnership with regional educational institutions

The proposal would teach students about the Albany and Southwest Georgia Movement while helping the museum build traffic

Albany Civil Rights Institute Executive Director Frank Wilson feels compelled to teach today’s youth about the rich history of the Albany and Southwest Georgia Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Lee County officials, sheriff confer on budget issues | VIDEO

The Lee County Commission chairman expects a resolution soon

The conflict began when County Manager Ron Rabun received an invoice of $18,340 for digital video recording equipment for the county jail. The expenditure was not included in this year’s budget. Rabun suggested the bill be paid from the sheriff’s drug forfeiture account, a move that was opposed by Rachals.

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New Albany Package Store to open on Gillionville Road

Owner Ronnie Patel says empahsis to be placed on wine and craft beer sales

A high-end package store gears up for opening next week on west Gillionville Road

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 28, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Aug, 29, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday Sunday in Plains

First Southern Methodist Church will host a movie night at 7 tonight showing Left Behind.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Grammy-winner Christopher Cross' anger infuses new album 'Secret Ladder'

MUSIC REVIEW: 'Sailing' singer gets a few things off his chest on exceptional new work

Eighties Grammy darling Christopher Cross is set to release an album of new material on Sept. 12.

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Jake Owen brings 'Days of Gold' tour to Tallahassee venue

Eminem, Darius Rucker prepare new releases

Country star Jake Owen will headline the “Days of Gold” tour at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallaahassee, Fla.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 29, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Aug. 29, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

An update on fishing prospects at lakes Seminole, Blackshear and Walter F. Georgia, along with the Flint River.

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BRAD MCEWEN: I want my MTV

OPINION: Memories of the real MTV

As a young boy for whom music was more important than just about anything else, including baseball, basketball and any other sporting endeavor you can think of, having access to music in a visual format 24/7, right in my living room, was the end-all, be-all of totally awesome.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 28, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Changing mindset crucial to Albany utilities' financial future

Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission sees revenues up, expenses down

Albany utilities officials say changes under the city’s new management team are providing positive returns.

Police looking for Albany stabbing suspect

Police say woman stabbed her husband at print show

An Albany man is stabbed while working at his uncle’s print shop.

Albany man covered with garbage in landfill accident

Garbage truck dumps refuse on man in landfill

A dump truck drops a load of garbage on a man in a Dougherty County landfill accident.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging fitness area dedicated to Jesse Mae Fowler Massey | VIDEO

Retired coach and educator Jesse Massey donated $10,00 to furnish the fitness facility

The Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center has a wellness/fitness center equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes and more thanks to the generosity of retired educator and coach Jesse Massey.

Investigator calls Albany shop fire arson

Early morning Albany fire set intentionally

An Albany fire investigator believes the shop fire was set intentionally.

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Downtown Central Library branch reopens | VIDEO | PHOTO GALLERY

The $5.5 million project draws rave reviews from library patrons, Dougherty County officials

After a 20-month renovation, downtown Albany’s Central Libraryh reopens Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Albany Almanac - Aug. 29, 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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Alzheimer's Outreach Center hosting Blast from the Past fundraiser

Lone annual fundraiser for center set for Sept. 12

The Alzheimers Outreach Center Blast from the Past event sells out every year. As of Wednesday morning, there were 50 tickets remaining, officials said.

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