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Weeklong municipal election qualifying in Albany starts

Offices up for election in Albany includes mayor and commissioners of Wards I, IV and VI

A weeklong qualifying period for the Nov. 3 municipal election in Albany started today.

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iLOGIC a different kind of community education | PHOTOS

Tannur, Njemile Ali open their home for unique educational opportunities

iLOGIC is poet Tannur Ali’s community education program that broadens learning opportunities.

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Artists for Animals fundraiser set for Sept. 15

Artists for Animals to benefit Albany Humane Society

Artists and supporters will once again join forces to help raise money and awareness for the Albany Humane Society nexst month at the second annual Artists for Animals fundraiser at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Ron Simpson, a former senior wildlife biologist, discusses his African safari with Dougherty Kiwanis

Ron Simpson spent a week in southern Africa photographing wildlife of the region

Ron Simpson, a former senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, enjoys “taking the road less traveled,” and he did so in style in February when he and his wife took a photo safari across southern Africa.

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Sub-surface drip irrigation a possible solution for some Georgia peanut farmers

With a drip system, efficiency rate for water is as high as 95 percen

While not suitable for all peanut fields, sub-surface drip could be used in smaller fields with irregular shapes where pivots are unable to travel and in those with dry corners.

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Unemployment in July rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia

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.

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Cousin arrested in Newton Road shooting

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.

Religion Bulletin - Aug. 28, 2015

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.

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Albany officials differ on use of utility surplus funds | POLL

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.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 26-27, 2015

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.

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Mother, stepfather charged in Worth County child death

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.

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State, Albany State University investigating Financial Aid Office

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.

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Thomasville teen recovering from plague

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.

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Kendrick Brothers movie, 'War Room,' out in theaters this weekend

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.

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Albany Almanac - Aug. 27, 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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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 27, 2015

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

Autopsy results eliminates murder charge in Lee fight case

Victim died of unrelated causes

An autopsy reveals that Kent Adam died of causes unrelated to injuries in Lee fight.

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Former boxer indicted by Lee grand jury

Yathomas Riley indicted in death of his wife

Yathomas Riley, a former pro boxer, is indicted on murder charges by a Lee County grand jury Wednesday.

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Paula Deen to join 'Dancing with the Stars'

Albany native reportedly will be on season 21 of the dancing series

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has reportedly been cast in season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars,” along with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza and the previously announced Bindi Irwin of “Crocodile Hunter” fame.

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Dougherty County School Board approves phase-out of Albany Early College

Falling enrollment numbers, duplication of services cited in decision

The Dougherty County School Board on Wednesday voted 5-2 for a two-year phase out of Albany Early College (AEC). Board members Lane Price and Milton “June Bug” Griffin were the dissenting votes.

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