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Attorney General says accusations by opponent patently false

Challenger Greg Hecht says A.G. Sam Olens sought contribution from investigated state senator

State Attorney General Sam Olens is accused by his political opponent of putting pressure on state senator facing investigation.

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Easter Seals planning fundraiser

Event scheduled Nov. 8 at Veterans Park Amphitheater

The event features a gourmet picnic-style dinner catered by Leon Holloway of Americus, a full bar from 6-7:30 p.m., and live music on the riverbank by Yacht Rock Schooner Band and The Jodi Mann Band.

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Deerfield-Windsor School names new Health Center in honor of Graham Lowe

Lowe, who was the school’s first headmaster in 1966, was also DWS’s first football, boys and girls basketball and baseball coach

Deerfield-Windsor breaks ground on new Wellness Center which will honor long-time coach and first headmaster Graham Lowe

P&G removing Duracell batteries

Company continues trimming its product lineup

The Procter & Gamble Co., based in Cincinnati, said Friday it prefers a spinoff of Duracell, but that it’s considering a sale or other options for Duracell.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Oct. 25, 2014

James Tyrone Parker is wanted for escape

James Tyrone Parker is wanted by Dougherty County authorities on an escape charge.

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Proposed gas pipeline, Flint make Dirty Dozen list

Textile manufacturer pollution, state water policy issues cited as problems for Flint River

The annual Dirty Dozen spotlights threats to the Georgia water resources as well as the polluters and state policies or failures that ultimately harm — or could harm — Georgia property owners, downstream communities, fish and wildlife, hunters, anglers, boaters and swimmers.

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James Gregory ready to tickle Albany's funny bone | VIDEO

Atlanta comedian will appear Friday evening at Theatre Albany

James Gregory, billed as “the Funniest Man in America,” says keeping it clean and making it funny have been a successful combination for him.

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Aviation Commission sets new long-, short-term parking fees

New parking fees at airport would go into effect at completion of parking lot construction

Short-term parking fees at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport will go up slightly in February.

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Public health chief to lead Georgia's Ebola team

Team to formulate recommendations to minimize impact of Ebola in state

The Deal response team will assess current health and emergency management procedures and formulate recommendations to minimize the potential impact of Ebola in Georgia.

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Spectra officials present alternate pipeline route, compressor station sites at open house

Energy company officials say willingness to change sites, route shows concern for community

Spectra Energy holds an informational open house to show possible changes to a proposed natural gas pipeline route and compressor station site.

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APD Chief: Albany crime at 10-year low

Proctor offers encouraging crime report during Albany City Commission meeting

The chief of the Albany Police Department says crime in the city is at a 10-year low.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Oct. 22, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 27 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Time to catch some of that transplanting fever

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Transplanting takes priority over most other agenda that might be on your to-do list

The days are comfortably warm and the nights are refreshingly cool. All said, nature sends out an invitation to gardeners to get involved throughout the landscape.

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Popcorn a favorite in the Americas for thousands of years

Popcorn is a tasty, healthy snack with a long history in the Western Hemisphere

While many people link popcorn to movie watching, it has a long history in the Americas. In 1948, popped popcorn kernels were found in a bat-dwelling cave in New Mexico. Scientists dated the popcorn at around 5,000 years old.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 22-28, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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JULIE WELLS: Try pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween or Thanksgiving

THE RECIPE BOX: There is no trick to Halloween Rice Krispie teeats

Rice Krispie treats in the shape of a cute pumpkin are today’s featured recipe.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Elections Board member draws heat for Sunday vote

OPINION: Blankenship chose principle over party, to the dismay of leadership

Dougherty Elections Board member Walter Blankenship is drawing behind-the-scenes heat for a principled decision.

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Albany State University "Paint ASU Pink" event supports breast cancer awareness

More than 100 members of ASU's faculty, staff, students and community members wore pink to form a human pink ribbon.

ASU supports breast cancer awareness with more than 100 pink-clad supporters forming a human pink ribbon

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Operation Family Caregiver expected focus of Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving summit this week

Operation Family Caregiver expansion to be announced at summit Friday, former first lady expected to appear

Officials say Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will join leaders from the White House Joining Forces initiative, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, AARP, and other organizations to discuss solutions to the American caregiver crisis.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 22, 2014

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