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Albany Technical College benefiting from grant

Albany Tech participates in teleconference roundtable

Albany Technical College participated Friday in a teleconference roundtable to present grant progress to U.S. Labor Secretary.

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Albany's Temple B'Nai Israel welcomes first female resident rabbi

Rabbi Holly Levin Cohn selected to serve local Jewish congregation

Holly Levin Cohn becomes Temple B’Nai Israel’s first resident rabbi in more than three years.

Albany physician dies in one-car wreck

Dr. Syed Rizvi is killed when his Porsche wrecks Thursday night

Authorities say the Albany kidney specialist’s auto struck a large tree on Gillionville Road Thursday night.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Aug. 23, 2014

Tevin Tamoski Scott, 20, is wanted on a half-dozen charges, including assault and battery counts

Tevin Tamoski Scott is wanted on family violence battery charges and counts of aggravated assault, gang participation, fighting and having a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Key activist group sees flaws in Georgia's state health plan

Many new options unaffordable, group contends

Most State Health Benefit Plan members will see a significant increase in premiums if they choose to move from the current Health Reimbursement Arrangement to one of the new HMOs, especially the one run by UnitedHealthcare, said Ashley Cline of the group Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices.

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Jon Pardi brings California Cool to Nashville

Rising country star to perform at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley will headline a Labor Day weekend country music festival at Panama City Beach, Fla.

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Blackjack Billy plan to rock Gulf Coast Jam

Rocking country newcomers Blackjack Billy prepare for next week’s Gulf Coast Jam

Nashville country-rock outfit Blackjack Billy plan to keep riding their recent wave of success through Panama City Beach, Fla., at this year’s Gulf Coast Jam country music festival.

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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam features country music elite

Panama City festival set for Labor Day weekend kickoff

Many of country music’s biggest stars will perform at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam next weekend.

Albany Almanac - Aug. 22, 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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Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County updated on financials, student housing

Money being raised to build medical student housing complex

The physician-to-patient ratio in Georgia is already unfavorable, and with physicians either retiring or relocating, there is potential for the situation to get even more dire. This could create a perfect storm, which officials have said needs to be addressed.

Albany area unemployment up in July

July numbers show area unemployment on the rise

Despite the the month to month increases in the jobless rate from Albany and Southwest Georgia, both rates were favorable compared to last year’s as metro Albany’s was down year over year from the 9.3 percent reported in 2013. Southwest Georgia’s 9.1 percent was the same rate reported last July.

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U.S. Senate candidates meet at Georgia Chamber forum

Michelle Nunn and David Perdue square off at Macon event

The Democratic and Republican nominees field questions in four areas — health care, transportation, immigration and defense.

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MCLB-Albany contractor adding 250 jobs by Oct. 1

The jobs carry hourly pay ranges from $16.99 to $25.68, depending upon the position

URS has immediate openings for 250 new employees at its military vehicle maintenance center at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 21, 2014

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - August 21, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 16 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Property crime focus of Albany meeting

Meeting to discuss property crime in Albany

Jon Howard’s town hall meeting will discuss property crime in east Albany

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Dougherty County School official thinks new school year off to good start

The DCSS's Jack Willis says most of the early problems with transportation have been ironed out

DCSS officials say school openings have gone smoothly.

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Phillip Phillips to headline Music=Change

Music=Change benefit concert Friday night to feature Phillip Phillips

Former American Idol winner and platinum recording artist Phillip Phillip is returning to his hometown this weekend to lend his support to a good cause as headliner of the Music=Change benefit.

Albany Almanac - Aug. 21, 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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Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit makes drug arrest

Albany drug agents arrest one in raid

In a collaboration with four other agencies, the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit completes drug raid