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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.

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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.

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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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The Big 10: April 4-11, 2014

The most-red stories for the week of April 4 - 11, 2014 at

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Albany Area Births - April 13, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 30 - April 7, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 13-21, 2014

The following is a list of meetings and classes happening in the area this week.

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BARRY LEVINE: The end of Beatlemania

If Feb. 3, 1959, is the most memorable date in rock history, then challenging for the runner-up spot is April 10, 1970, when Paul McCartney of the Beatles announced that he was leaving the most successful group in rock ‘n’ roll history.

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Tifton ag engineer solving real problems

Results of research relayed to farmers in the field

George Vellidis has been fascinated by agricultural engineering since he was a high school student in Thessaloniki, Greece. As a professor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Tifton, Vellidis is living out his childhood passion every day.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 13, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee and County Environmental Health Offices April 4-9, 2014.

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Bright of the Day - April 13, 2014

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

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Squawk of the Day - April 13, 2014

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

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APRIL GARDENER: April good time for vegetable planting

If you have been itching to get out and dig in the dirt after our unusually cold winter, April is the time.

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Albany Yard of the Month - April 2014

A residence at 1201 N. Davis St. in Albany is selected as the Yard of the Month for April

George and Valerie Buchanan own the residence that was chosen this month for the Daffoldil Garden Club’s monthly designation.

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Chehaw festival celebrates Native American diversity

Native Americans perform and instruct at Chehaw festival

The crowd came from all around for the Native American dancing, riding demonstrations, bows and arrows, sales of arrowheads, head dresses, leather goods and food.

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Patricia Littleton says reward is impacting lives (VIDEO)

The Dougherty teacher of the Year will be named Thursday

Dougherty Teacher of the Year will be named at a banquet Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn

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They Said It… April 13, 2014

QUOTES: Words worth repeating

They Said It…is a compilation of quotes by notable folks

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Dougherty County Teacher of The Year finalist Yolanda Bryant says teaching is her destiny (VIDEO)

The Dougherty teacher of the Year will be named Thursday

Bryant is among a pool of eight finalists from which Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the year will be selected Thurday at a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Butch Mosely lays out three-year plan for Dougherty County Schools

Superintendent taking aim at discipline in the DCSS’s classrooms

Now the permanent superintendent, Butch Mosely lays out three-year plan for Dougherty County’s schools