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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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Woman sought in Albany forgery cases

Police say person of interest used fake ID to cash checks

An unidentified woman is sought as a person of interest in a forgery case that may be linked to a number of entering auto cases.

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Thomasville Garden Club to Host Standard Flower Show during Rose Show Weekend

The Thomasville Garden Club Standard Flower Show will be Friday and Saturday.

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Television dogs man's best friends

While most of the memorable television characters have been male and female actors, dogs have had important roles for the past six decades.

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Bright of the Day - April 23, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to read about the Bright Side of life.

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Squawk of the Day - April 23, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

Albany-Dougerty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 23, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Deerfield-Windsor students to present 'Shrek the Musical'

The musical fairy tale will be performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

Seventy-nine Deerfield Windsor students create “Shrek the Musical” for three performances this weekend at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Former Secret Service agent hosting book signing in Albany

Former Secret Service agent Don Brewer will be signing books at Books A Million

Author and former US Secret Service agent Don Brewer will be visiting Albany’s Books A Million this Saturday to sign copies of his debut book Worthy of Trust and Confidence.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 23, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Worth County Environmental Health Offices April 11-17, 2014.

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Albany-based HeritageBank expands presence in Florida

New branches are located in Ocala, Gainesville and Alachua

Alarion reported approximately $283 million in assets, $200 million in loans, $241 million in deposits, and $18 million in tangible common equity. Upon completion of the transaction, Heritage is expected to have approximately $1.7 billion in assets, $1 billion in loans, and $1.4 billion in deposits.

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Southwest Georgia Regional Airport wins national training award

Aviation Commission ready for Phase III of renovation project

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is one of 90 nationwide to qualify for online training awards.

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EDC Presidential Search Committee votes to recommend Justin Strickland

The lone candidate went through the interview process Tuesday morning

An Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission Presidential Search Committee will recommend that EDC interim President Justin Strickland get a permanent appointment to the job.

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Relay for Life starts Friday

The American Cancer Relay for Life starts Friday

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is slated for this Friday night at Albany’s Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

Albany Almanac - April 23, 2014

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

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