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Albany attorney Patrick Millsaps brings Southern charm to Hollywood

BHS Management has expanded its number of entertainment clients to 25

Albany lawyer Patrick Millsaps has found a new, unexpected career representing actors and is now expanding into movie and TV production. He says he’s “never had more fun than doing what I’m doing now.”

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National Hip-Hop conference continues at ASU

Hip-Hop conference in Albany examines aspects of art form

Circling the Elements, a national conference on hip-hop culture, continued through the weekend at Albany State University.

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Albany native Alexander Householder serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Navy Fireman Alexander Householder is a 2012 graduate of Westover High School

Named in honor of the former president, Navy officials say the carrier Reagan is longer than three football fields at nearly 1,100 feet long. It is 252 feet wide and weighs more than 100,000 tons. Two nuclear reactors can push the ship through the water at nearly 35 mph.

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Taking a walk in her shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes benefits Lily Pad

Men, and a few women, put on high heels to walk a mile for the Lily Pad SANE Center.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 19-27, 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.

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Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters booked for Albany Locos show

Indiana alt-country/Americana/rockers seek to expand fan base into Southwest Georgia

Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters will play at Locos in Albany next Friday starting at 9 p.m.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 17, 2015

Albany and Southwest Georgia religion news and events

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school this Sunday; Worth County revival planned; new worship facility to be dedicated; community day planned; former Albany minister releases new book.

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Chief of Georgia nursing home association resigns

Jon Howell will leave the post on May 1

Jon Howell is leaving as CEO/president of the Georgia Health Care Association after “difference of opinion on an internal policy matter.”

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Albany Area Arts and Entertainment Briefly - April 17, 2015

A wrapup of upcoming arts and entertainment events in the area

Auditions set for Theatre Albany’s May production; congressmen to name district art winners; bands get set for musical showdown; art and music showcase coming to Albany; Cotton Hall in Miller County goes 1980s-era musical.

Kids in the Kitchen on the menu Saturday at Albany Mall

Junior League of Albany to host Kids in the Kitchen event

This weekend members of the Junior League of Albany are hoping to share some healthy eating and lifestyle choices with area children when the organization hosts its annual Kids in the Kitchen event at the Albany Mall.

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Albany Almanac - April 17, 2015

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

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

Jobless rate for Georgia in March unchanged from February

February and March rate of 6.3 percent best for state since July 2008

Georgia’s jobless rate for March matched the 6.3 percent it registered in February, the lowest rate the state has seen since mid 2008.

Georgia Briefly - April 16, 2015

News briefs from around the state of Georgia.

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Albany Middle School named ELS School of the Month

The school is using specialized software to help struggling students catch up in reading and math

As one of the most technologically advanced schools in the Dougherty County School System. it should come as no surprise that Albany Middle School has been selected as the ELS (Educational Learning Systems) School of the Month

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Medical marijuana legal in Georgia

Gov. Nathan deal signs House Bill 1 into law

Cannabis oil can now be use for certain medical conditions in Georgia.

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Albany robbery suspect surrenders to police

Robbery suspects jailed without bond

Two armed robbery suspects accused of pepper spraying a clerk are in the Dougherty County jail

Police seek Sylvester bandit

Sylvester thief used small handgun to rob store employee at dumpster

A grocery clerk in Sylvester is robbed at gunpoint near a dumpster behind a store Wednesday night.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 15 - 16, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital consolidating surgical services to main campus

Consolidation avoids unnecessary duplication of services, Phoebe officials say

Over the next few weeks, there will be shifting of surgical cases, equipment and supplies from the nine operating rooms at Phoebe North to the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital campus, where there are currently 19 operating rooms.

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Squawk of the Day - April 16, 2015

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