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Worth agent middleman for agricultural information

County agents get involved in all types of agriculture

One day Scott Carlson may be in a cornfield listening to a farmer’s questions about insect control. The next, Carlson is on the UGA Tifton Campus searching for answers from researchers in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Elmore creating legacy through Littlest Library program

Nurse credits first-great teacher for positive impact

Robin Fletcher Elmore wants to pass on her love for reading through Birdhouse Books project.

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Strother: Little libraries belong to community

Dougherty School Board candidate brings national free book program to community

The first of what supporters hope will be many little libraries offers free books to the community.

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The Easter Story

What is Easter, exactly? Peter Cottontail may get some attention at this time of year, but he is certainly not the reason for the season.

Albany Area Births - April 20, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 5-12, 2014.

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Dougherty County residents air concerns about natural gas pipeline

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop and local officials listen to Dougherty County residents objections to planned gas pipeline

Residents express concerns about whether the subsurface of Dougherty County is suitable for a large natural gas pipeline and the planned location for a compressor station that they say is too close to a populated area.

Albany Almanac - April 18, 2014

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

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

Albany Sign Task Force readies recommendations for Planning Commission

Albany City Commission will ultimately rule on task force recommendations

An Albany Sign Task Force reaches concensus on recommendations for the city’s sign ordinance.

Albany Almanac - April 19, 2014

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

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

Woman, 69, killed in three-car wreck on Ledo Road

A second motorist in the wreck at the entrance of Walmart is taken to the hospital for treatment

A third woman motorist and her 2-year-old passenger were uninjured in the wreck, state troopers said.

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Squawk of the Day - April 17, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

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Bright of the Day - April 17, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to read about the Bright Side of life.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 17, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany and Dougherty County industries recognized

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission presents its annual top industry awards to four companies

Business and civic leaders from Albany and Dougherty County honored four businesses at the Economic Development Industry Awards on Wednesday.

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission eyes future

EDC wants to extend its self-awareness campaign for Albany and Dougherty County

With Phase I of its communications plan under way, the Albany-Dougherty EDC is looking ahead to the second phase of its program.

Child, 7, shoots himself in foot at Albany motel

The boy is treated for his gunshot wound at the Albany hospital

A woman says her grandson, 7, accidentally shot himself in the foot with a gun he found beneath sofa cushions at an Albany motel.

Second Albany 'Scared Straight' segment to air on A&E

A Dougherty County Sheriffs Office intervention program to air on A&E

The second 'Beyond Scared Straight' segment of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office airs tonight.

Albany Almanac - April 17, 2014

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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Investigation of accused Sylvester policeman continues

Sylvester officer George Hall has been freed under a $15,000 bond

The Sylvester police chief says prosecutors asked that “other issues” regarding George Hall be turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Georgia Board of Regents hikes tuition 2.5 percent at most state schools

It marks the third straight year the board has increased tuition by 2.5 percent at most Georgia universities and colleges

Georgia’s four research universities will see tuition increases of 4 percent to 9 percent following Tuesday’s action by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.