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Albany, Leesburg parades to usher in holiday season

Parades in Albany, Leesburg set for Saturday

Early in the day will be Leesburg’s 27th Spirit of Christmas parade to be held in conjunction with a festival on Starksville Avenue. Later on, Albany’s 25th annual Celebration of Lights will taking place downtown starting at 6 p.m.

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Planning commission recommends mobile home zoning change in East Albany

Planning commission

Amid objections from the audience and disagreeament among board members the Albany Dougherty Planning Commission moved forward with a recommendation to rezone a parcel of residential property in East Albany that would allow for the placement of a mobile home on the site.

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Spontaneous Christmas: Volinist Doug Cameron to join with Albany Symphony for its holiday concert | VIDEOS

The Christmas concert is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

Christmas favorites will get an energetic dose of spontaneity when contemporary violinist Doug Cameron and his sons join the Albany Symphony Orchestra for its Christmas holiday concert.

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Albany Humane Society hosting open house Thursday

Open house at 1705 W. Oakridge Drive will begin at 5 p.m.

Humane Society officials say they view the 6,000-7,000 animals received annually as a concern for the entire community, and aim programs to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and the advantages of spaying and neutering.

Nomination meetings set for three seats on Georgia Peanut Commission

Terms of three commissioners expire in May

Nomination meetings to fill three positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors will be held later this month and will be conducted by the Georgia Farm Bureau.

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Dougherty Commissioner Harry James receives certification

County leader completes Carl Vinson/ACCG certification training

Harry James is recognized as a certified county commissioner after completing Carl Vinson Institute of Government training classes.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: You'll find no misplaced compassion here

OPINION: Capital punishment opponents seem to forget about victims

When it comes to capital punishment, I’ll save my sympathy for criminals’ victims.

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America's eating habits becoming increasingly more unhealthy | PHOTOS

Study shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or dangerously obese

America on the go is foregoing healthy foods for high-calorie, high-fat but fast and convenient alternatives that have helped create a health epidemic.

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Ballet Theatre South bringing 'Snow White' to Albany Auditorium

Performances are set for Dec. 4-6

Ballet Theatre South will bring to Albany “Snow White,” a non-traditional modern ballet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 6 at Albany Municipal Auditorium.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 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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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas music

HISTORY: The popular song "Jingle Bells" got its start in Savannah

Music is such a large part of Christams, but how well do you know the songs so often played this time of year?

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'Tis the season for the Festival of Lights at Chehaw | PHOTOS

Chehaw holiday display starts Friday

With the holidays in full swing, much of Albany is in the Christmas spirit and nowhere will that be more apparent than at Chehaw Park, where the staff is preparing to open the annual Festival of Lights display on Friday.

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives four-star Charity Navigator rating

Recent review shows Cancer Coalition received highest Charity Navigator rating

The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was congratulated by Charity Navigator last month for achieving its four-star rating for fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Cancer Coalition received an overall score of 90.78 out of 100, as well as a financial score of 87.59 and an accountability and transparency of 96.

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Comedy for a cause

Mission Change to host LOL Comedy Night with Henry Cho

The founders of local non profit Mission Change know that laughter alone won’t help them complete their mission, but they are hoping a few hearty laughs at the first ever “LOL Comedy Night” will give a boost to the good work the organization is doing in this community and beyond.

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Metro Albany High schools are also mixed bag on Milestones assessment results

Metro Albany High schools are also mixed bag on Milestones assessment results

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Albany Almanac - Nov. 28, 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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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Nov. 27, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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Black Thursday replacing Black Friday | PHOTOS

Thanksgiving shopping impacting Black Friday crowds

As more and more stores open their doors and offer deals to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, the ritual of getting up early and waiting in line on Black Friday is seemingly loosing its importance for those looking to find discounts and take care of holiday shopping.

Armed robberies reported Thursday, early Friday in Albany

Incidents reported at an Albany Dollar General, Luxury Inn and on North Jefferson Street

Carl Randle Jr, 21, and Rajan Childs, 38, were arrested Friday in connection to an armed robbery at 613 N. Jefferson St. that took place earlier in the day.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 26-27, 2015

Public safety roundup for Thursday and early Friday

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 30 incidents on Thursday and into early Friday, available reports show.