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Mary Egler to challenge Rep. Ed Rynders in House District 152

Veteran Georgia House member faces first opponent in 10 years

Georgia House 152 race pits Rep. Ed Rynders against Mary Egler

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Rural ERs face serious hurdle

Reimbursement for facilities will be addressed

Such facilities, as proposed, would not be able to bill Medicare or Medicaid at the current hospital rates, but would have to bill those programs at a lower “provider’’ rate.

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Albany-based HeritageBank expands presence in Florida

New branches are located in Ocala, Gainesville and Alachua

Alarion reported approximately $283 million in assets, $200 million in loans, $241 million in deposits, and $18 million in tangible common equity. Upon completion of the transaction, Heritage is expected to have approximately $1.7 billion in assets, $1 billion in loans, and $1.4 billion in deposits.

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Darton State College Nursing Program gains additional accreditation

Darton State College’s RN to BSN Completion program was recently granted another accreditation.

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Deerfield-Windsor students to present 'Shrek the Musical'

The musical fairy tale will be performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

Seventy-nine Deerfield Windsor students create “Shrek the Musical” for three performances this weekend at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Bright of the Day - April 22, 2014

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Chief medical officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital resigns

Doug Patten accepts position with Georgia Hospital Association

Dr. Frank Middleton is temporarily filling the role of chief medical officer following the resignation of Dr. Doug Patten earlier this month, officials a Phoebe say.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS — April 22, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany-Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Lindsay Lohan reveals miscarriage on finale of OWN series

Actress Lindsay Lohan has revealed she suffered a miscarriage during the filming of Oprah Winfrey's OWN network documentary series chronicling the former child star's life after rehab.

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Doughtery Schools show CCRPI improvement

Dougherty schools show improvement in 2013 CCRPI results

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Greene and Holley compete for Georgia House District 151

Greene meets new challenger for Georgia House District 151

Gerald Greene squares off against policital newcomer Ezekiel Holley for House District 151

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Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43

Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday. He was 43.

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Bright of the day - April 21, 2014

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Dougherty County Jail Report - April 21, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 10 through 16.

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Bees not agressive unless they are defending hive, Kathy Brinson says

One third of nation's food pollinated by honeybees

Kathy Brinson noted that bees swarming in early spring may be spotted in a tree forming a ball. At this point, she said, people shouldn’t be alarmed; they are not aggressive because they have not yet formed a hive.

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Johnson, Kirk square off for State Senate District 13

Greg Kirk and Bryce Johnson vie for State Senate District 13 seat

Greg Kirk and Bryce Johnson will be squaring off in the May 20 Republican primary for the State Senate District 13 seat being vacated by Senator John Crosby.

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Author recounts Albany’s racial struggles

Albany civil rights history to be published

Lee Formwalt, historian and former Director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute, announces his book on racial history.

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Squawk of the day - April 20, 2014

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Herald.

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Bright of the day - April 20, 2014

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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.