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Albany Area Arts Council to open new exhibit by Albany artist guild members | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Area Arts Council presents 'Sizzling Summer Show: Art Like You've Never Seen It Before'

Albany area art lovers will get a chance to see the works of some of the surrounding area’s best and brightest artists when the Albany Area Arts Council opens its new monthly exhibit this week.

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Confederate flag supporters: Rallies are about heritage, not racism

Sylvester SCV camp plans flag rally in Worth, Colquitt counties on Aug. 15

Southern heritage enthusiasts say rallies for the Confederate flag will continue.

GBI to investigate Tifton shooting deaths

Relatives reported shooting to sheriff's office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will assist the Tift County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation into a possible double homicide.

Second suspect arrested in Albany store robberies

Minor suspects are charged as adults

Ryshun Raybon Jackson, 16, who is accused of robbing two Albany convenience stores, was arrested Saturday.

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Dougherty County School System parents can now track school buses

Mobile phone app and webite should reduce number of DCSS students missing the bus

The Dougherty School System is now offering a new mobile phone app and a web link that will allow parents to better track their children’s bus, which should greatly reduce the number of students missing the morning bus.

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Tracy Taylor to challenge incumbent Mayor Dorothy Hubbard

Mayoral hopeful made unsuccessful bid for Dougherty Commission seat

Tracy Taylor said he’ll take what he learned in his first campaign and use it in his effort to unseat Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to host state of the community luncheon

Chamber brings together business and community leaders for discussion

As part of its continuing effort to bring together important members of Albany and Dougherty County’s civic and business leadership, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will soon host its annual State of the Community luncheon.

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Business Portfolio - Aug. 2, 2015

Gayle Woolard, Joe Pierce, Perry Revell and Matt Rushton have been promoted to senior vice president positions by the board of directors of AB&T National Bank.

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BARRY LEVINE: Old Rocker: Aug. 2, 2015

OLD ROCKER: Mammals, bird, reptiles, insects have their day on charts

Of all the words in the titles of rock ‘n’ roll songs during the modern era’s first decade, most were focused on love and relationships and good times. On the opposite end, few titles referred to mammals, birds, reptiles and insects.

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Modern day trapper loves his work

Dawson trapper captures live coyotes

Mike Peachey of Dawson speaks to Rotary Club members of his life as wildlife trapper.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Top 10 words, phrases we can do without on TV

OPINION: Reality of TV has expanded to include unfortunate ad campaigns

I’m no prude, but some words and phrases just don’t belong on prime-time television.

ALBANY BIRTHS: July 19 - 27, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital July 19 - 27, 2015.

Albany Briefs - Aug. 2, 2015

Albany closing Schley Avenue for railroad repair work

Free haircuts for boys ages 5-18 and free school supplies will be provided Sunday afternoon during an event sponsored by the Albany State University Center for the African American Male and Salon Belle Cheveus. The event location is 1125 Dawson Road.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 2, 2015

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

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Bright Side of the Day - Aug. 2, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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Krista Allen lands Significant role

Sexy is working again for the Days of Our Lives veteran

Krista Allen stars Monday in “Significant Mother,” a CW comedy in which she plays a newly separated wife and mother who worries her restaurateur son (Josh Zuckerman) by dating his best friend (Nathaniel Buzolic) – which also reignites her husband’s (Jonathan Silverman) interest, prompting him to try to win her back.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Aug. 2-10, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.