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Executive Director Sandy Bamford says lack of education is the main driver of poverty
While giving a hand up to help under-privileged families, Family Literacy Connection creates innovative educational opportunities for students at both ends of the learning spectrum.
Band members raise awareness to raise money for trip to perform in the 2016 Rose Parade
The Albany State University Marching Rams will perform in the 2016 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif.
Albany Tech’s Associate of Science Nursing program just graduated its first cohort of graduates this past spring, good enough to be ranked No. 52 nationally by Nurse Journal.
Weather forecasters do not expect Erika to reform into a cyclone
The remnants of Erika were expected to move north just to the west of the Florida peninsula’s Gulf Coast before it reaches land somewhere along the panhandle, bringing rain to Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Metro Albany ranked 2nd lowest in state on Saturday
On a tank of gas, Albany motorists are paying about $20 less per fill-up than they were in late August 2014.
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Saturday event raised more money than past events combined
Flint River Habitat for Humanity’s Hammer Jam on Saturday is called a great success.
Alonzo Rashad Faison is wanted on entering auto warrants
Alonzo Rasha’d Faison, 18, of Albany, has three active felony warrants for entering an auto.
Tour included a look at Production Plant Albany
Officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and Marine Corps Logistics Command hosted media representatives on a tour of the facilities on the installation Thursday morning.
Rates for Albany, Southwest Georgia at 8 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively
The metro Albany rate rose as the number of jobs decreased by 300 in July to 59,900. The job losses came in the service-related industries, including trade, transportation and warehousing and government, labor officials said.
Suspect charged with assault and evidence tampering
Richard M. Butler is arrested and charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence in connection with shooting his cousin in south Albany on Wednesday.
Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday School in Plains
Greater Fellowship Christian Ministries, 3352 Palmyra Road, Leesburg, will host a free blood pressure clinic at 11 a.m. Saturday.
City manager says infrastructure upgrades should be part of strategic plan
Albany Utility Board member Chad Warbington’s suggestion that surplus funds be used for a rate cut or rebates is debated by City Manager Sharon Subadan.
Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.
Raelynn Huff, 2, died Aug. 17
Jamie and Lonnie Jacobs have each been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to children in the death of 2-year-old daughter Raelynn Huff.
The investigation is looking at possible irregularities within the department
Albany State University Interim President Art Dunning confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that the university and the University System of Georgia had begun a probe into possible irregularities in ASU’s Financial Aid Office.
Valdosta State University student is first in Georgia to be diagnosed with plague
Hannah Lindquist, who was likely infected with bubonic plague by a flea bite while at Yosemite National Park, is recuperating at home and is medically cured, but it will be some time before she’s feeling 100 percent, her father says.
First Albany showing slated for 7 p.m. today at Carmike Wynnsong 16
The film is the first to be made by Kendrick Brothers Productions since the company was formed in 2013. Under Sherwood Pictures, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick — while serving as pastors at Sherwood Baptist Church — were involved in the production of four other movies.
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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Victim died of unrelated causes
An autopsy reveals that Kent Adam died of causes unrelated to injuries in Lee fight.