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Private day care emerging option for Alzheimer's patients

Private sector responding to lack of Alzheimer's options

In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided support for people with Alzheimer’s disease outside the health care system and without pay. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops the disease every 67 seconds, and this rate will double by 2050. The number of caregivers will have to increase at the same rate.

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Bus drivers, cafeteria workers may lose health insurance coverage

Disturbing news for group of school workers

The Department of Community Health’s $13 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 “non-certificated’’ school personnel, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Jan. 15-21, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jan. 15-21.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Jan. 24, 2015

Cedrick Bernard Parker is wanted on theft, probation charges

Cedrick Bernard Parker, 39, is wanted on a felont theft warrant in Dougherty County and for probation violation in Lee County.

Albany Almanac - Jan. 24, 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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Gov. Nathan Deal names Sen. Freddie Powell-Sims to Education Reform Commission

Powell-Sims thinks her experience as a teacher and administrator will be helpful in the discussions

Freddie Powell-Sims ‘delighted’ to be named to the governor’s Education Reform Commission

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Superintendent tells ACRI gathering he sees improvement in Dougherty County School System.

Dougherty School Chief Butch Mosely speaks at monthly community meeting at civil rights museum

School chief Butch Mosely touts school system progress to Albany Civil Rights Institute.

Man sentenced in Albany for drug conspiracy

Drug cartel member sentenced in Albany

A convicted cocaine seller and distributor is sentenced in Albany federal court.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Jan. 22-23, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 21 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 23, 2015

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

Time to vote for musical favorites running out

Herald looking for Southwest Georgia’s favorite musicians, venues

DJs are added to the mix of favorite musicians being sought by this newspaper.

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Albany Metal Fest slated for February

Albany Metal Fest will feature 15 metal and hardcore groups

Metal fans in south Georgia will get another opportunity this winter to pump their fists and bang their heads when the State Theatre hosts Albany Metal Fest, an all-day concert featuring 15 metal and hardcore bands.

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Join the Friday JAM

Friday JAM wants to hear from the fans

As the Herald’s Friday JAM continues to grow its audience, we’re hoping to change the beat a little bit and we need your help to hit the right notes.

Religion Bulletin - Jan. 23, 2015

Weekly news on religion

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Eric Church brings Outsiders tour to Tallahassee

Country superstar touring in support of top-selling 2014 album

Eric Church will return to Tallahassee, Fla., March 26 for a stop on his The Outsiders World Tour.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 23, 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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Dougherty police officer rescues family from fire

Dougherty officer saves a family of four

A Dougherty County cop rescues a family from a burning mobile home.

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Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful honors volunteers at annual luncheon

Volunteers for KADB from 2014 honored at 26th annual event

Last year, 61,361 participants and 9,144 volunteers contributed 45,346 volunteer hours toward environmental improvement, officials with KADB said.

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