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Dorothy Hubbard appoined to GMA Legislative Policy Council

Albany mayor will help set legislative platform for 521-member agency

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard is appointed to the Georgia Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Council.

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Big hospitals in columbus take financial hit

Official expects both hospitals to survive

Columbus Health isn’t the first Georgia hospital system hit hard this year under a federal and state crackdown on Medicare and Medicaid fraud. In April, a Macon hospital agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by overcharging Medicare on patient admissions.

Spooky 5K Trail Run and concert event set for Oct. 24, Spooktacular on Oct. 31

Spooky 5K run to serve as fundraiser for trails at Chehaw

The 5K run will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the park, located at 105 Chehaw Park Road, to provide fun for the entire family. Costumes are being encouraged for the trail run through the Chehaw woods. The event also includes a one-mile fun run that will begin at 7:15 p.m.

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Mark's Melon Patch a fall tradition for the whole family | PHOTOS

Mark's Melon Patch offers fall fun for the whole family

Few things signify the arrival of fall in Southwest Georgia like a trip out to Mark’s Melon Patch where the whole family can have fun amongst the pumpkins, or take an old fashioned hayride through the fields, all while picking up some fresh farm treats from the roadside market.

Meet and Greet event set for Marietta, Warbington

Lee Chamber's annual banquet set Nov. 12 at Oakland Library

The Albany Recreation & Parks Department along with the APD Crime Prevention Unit and Miss Kutie’s Boutique will hold the Forty-Four Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar on October 10 at 11 a.m. at Lockett Station Community Center.

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Albany Almanac - Oct. 2, 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 - Oct. 2, 2015

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Youth football incident prompts rule change

Change evolved from youth football game involving Lee County team

A parent altercation at a game between Thomas County and Lee County youth football teams sparks a new security rule.

Elderly couple attacked and robbed in Albany

Neither of the victims seriously injured

A couple on the 1500 block of Elva Street attacked and robbed by a female suspect in dark clothing and hoodie.

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Jawahn Ware, Lewis Webb named to Georgia Trend 40 Under Forty

Both recipients previously were honored by The Albany Herald

Two of Southwest Georgia’s most influential young professionals received statewide recognition this week when Dougherty County Clerk Jawahn Ware and The DGR GRoup Inc. co-owner Lewis Webb were named to Georgia Trend magazine’s prestigious 40 Under Forty list.

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Thrush Aircraft declares Summer Tour 2015 a success

During a four-month period, pilot Terry Humphrey visited 24 states to show off the new 510G

As Terry Humphrey taxied his Thrush 510G to to a stop before the facility’s main hanger, a crowd of Thrush Aircraft employees in white t-shirts clapped loudly when he popped open the cockpit door.

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October events set for Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

Divas and Desserts, Cancer STOMP, Buddy Check 10K and Pretty in Pink Extravaganza set during the month

The Tift County Cancer STOMP is taking place at the Tiftarea YMCA soccer fields at 1657 Carpenter Road South in Tifton from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. The annual Cancer STOMP series will wrap up with an event at the Meredyth Place complex located at 2709 Meredyth Drive from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 24.

Albany Museum of Art hosting family day

Recreation and Parks Department joins forces with Museum of Art

The Albany Museum of Art and the Albany Recreation and Parks Department will host Family Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albany Museum of Art. This event is free and open to the public.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2015

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 19 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Former peanut company managers sentenced in federal court

Defendants apologize in court to victims and families of victims

Samuel Lightsey and Daniel Kilgore are sentenced to federal prison terms for their part in a nationwide salmonella outbreak.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 1, 2015

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Anthony Jones, Albany-Dougherty leaders to host health fair/public safety event

Emergency, medical personnel to take part in weekend gathering

District 6 Dougherty County Commissioner Anthony Jones will host a community health fair and public safety event Saturday.

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Renovated Southside Library branch set for January reopening | PHOTOS

Positive news continues for more fiscally responsible library system

Dougherty County’s Southside Library branch, one of two branches closed for financial reasons in 2012, is on target to reopen around the first of the year.

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Albany City Commissioner Roger Marietta plans campaign rally

Candidate meet-and-greet part of Thursday-night campaign rally

Incumbent City Commissioner Roger Marietta will host a campaign rally/meet-and-greet.

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Albany candidates take off their kid gloves

Local politicians stop playing nice in month before municipal election

Candidate accusations and counter-accusations pop up in the final month before the Albany municipal election.