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Family Literacy Center's goal is to educate the entire family

Executive Director Sandy Bamford says lack of education is the main driver of poverty

While giving a hand up to help under-privileged families, Family Literacy Connection creates innovative educational opportunities for students at both ends of the learning spectrum.

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Marching Albany State Rams take Albany Mall shoppers by surprise | PHOTOS

Band members raise awareness to raise money for trip to perform in the 2016 Rose Parade

The Albany State University Marching Rams will perform in the 2016 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif.

Albany Technical College nursing program ranked No. 52 nationally

Albany Tech’s Associate of Science Nursing program just graduated its first cohort of graduates this past spring, good enough to be ranked No. 52 nationally by Nurse Journal.

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Remnants of Erika likely mean a wet week ahead for Albany area

Weather forecasters do not expect Erika to reform into a cyclone

The remnants of Erika were expected to move north just to the west of the Florida peninsula’s Gulf Coast before it reaches land somewhere along the panhandle, bringing rain to Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Gas falls below $2 per gallon at some Albany stations

Metro Albany ranked 2nd lowest in state on Saturday

On a tank of gas, Albany motorists are paying about $20 less per fill-up than they were in late August 2014.

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Hammer Jam in Albany called big success | PHOTO GALLERY

Saturday event raised more money than past events combined

Flint River Habitat for Humanity’s Hammer Jam on Saturday is called a great success.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Alonzo Rashad Faison

Alonzo Rashad Faison is wanted on entering auto warrants

Alonzo Rasha’d Faison, 18, of Albany, has three active felony warrants for entering an auto.

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MCLB-Albany, LOGCOM hosts Media Day tour | PHOTO GALLERY

Tour included a look at Production Plant Albany

Officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and Marine Corps Logistics Command hosted media representatives on a tour of the facilities on the installation Thursday morning.

Unemployment in July rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia

Rates for Albany, Southwest Georgia at 8 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively

The metro Albany rate rose as the number of jobs decreased by 300 in July to 59,900. The job losses came in the service-related industries, including trade, transportation and warehousing and government, labor officials said.

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Cousin arrested in Newton Road shooting

Suspect charged with assault and evidence tampering

Richard M. Butler is arrested and charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence in connection with shooting his cousin in south Albany on Wednesday.

Religion Bulletin - Aug. 28, 2015

Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday School in Plains

Greater Fellowship Christian Ministries, 3352 Palmyra Road, Leesburg, will host a free blood pressure clinic at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Albany officials differ on use of utility surplus funds | POLL

City manager says infrastructure upgrades should be part of strategic plan

Albany Utility Board member Chad Warbington’s suggestion that surplus funds be used for a rate cut or rebates is debated by City Manager Sharon Subadan.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 26-27, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Mother, stepfather charged in Worth County child death

Raelynn Huff, 2, died Aug. 17

Jamie and Lonnie Jacobs have each been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to children in the death of 2-year-old daughter Raelynn Huff.

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State, Albany State University investigating Financial Aid Office

The investigation is looking at possible irregularities within the department

Albany State University Interim President Art Dunning confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that the university and the University System of Georgia had begun a probe into possible irregularities in ASU’s Financial Aid Office.

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Thomasville teen recovering from plague

Valdosta State University student is first in Georgia to be diagnosed with plague

Hannah Lindquist, who was likely infected with bubonic plague by a flea bite while at Yosemite National Park, is recuperating at home and is medically cured, but it will be some time before she’s feeling 100 percent, her father says.

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Kendrick Brothers movie, 'War Room,' out in theaters this weekend

First Albany showing slated for 7 p.m. today at Carmike Wynnsong 16

The film is the first to be made by Kendrick Brothers Productions since the company was formed in 2013. Under Sherwood Pictures, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick — while serving as pastors at Sherwood Baptist Church — were involved in the production of four other movies.

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Albany Almanac - Aug. 27, 2015

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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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 27, 2015

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

Autopsy results eliminates murder charge in Lee fight case

Victim died of unrelated causes

An autopsy reveals that Kent Adam died of causes unrelated to injuries in Lee fight.