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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 27, 2014

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

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December's already looking a lot like Christmas

First half of the month packed with Yuletide events

Christmas starts rushing in this weekend before the turkey gets warm on the plate and November says good-bye.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Thanksgiving and Christmas, 1942

HISTORY: Holiday shopping in 1942

Regardless of the depths of one’s pockets, the rationing of items made for a different holiday shopping experience in 1942.

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BARRY LEVINE: Westerns were king in the late 1950s

THE OLD ROCKER: Going back to those days of yore when cowboys ruled the airwaves

Hopealong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger were pioneers for Westerns that dominated America’s airwaves in the late 1950s and into the ’60s.

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Dougherty County Commissioner Jack Stone set to end 28-year political career

Long-time public servant made lasting mark on Dougherty County’s government

After a 28-year political career, Jack Stone is preparing to take life a little easier and spend more time with his family.

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Albany police serve annual Thanksgiving dinner

Police in Albany find another way to serve

The Family Protection Unit of The Albany Police Department presents its annual community Thanksgiving Dinner.

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BRAD MCEWEN: Curl up with a cup of cocoa this holiday and enjoy these classic music movies

JAM SESSION: Music movie watching highlight of holiday entertainment

Brad looks forward to spending his holiday time off watching a few of his favorite films.

Albany-Dougherty County Police, EMS and Fire calls - Nov. 27, 2014

Police and fire calls

Police and fire calls

Dougherty County School System Notebook - Nov. 27, 2014

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

DCSS Notebook

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Nov. 27, 2014

James McKay is wanted to aggravated assault and criminal damage to property warrants

James McKay, 32, of Albany faces criminal damage to property, parole violation and two aggravated assault charges.

Former Lily Pad Director Cassandra Wright indicted on forgery, theft charges

Wright is accused of forging signatures on grant applications and taking money for a store gift card

Former Lily Pad Director Cassandra Wright indicted on forgery, theft charges

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Holiday decorations can be dangerous for pets

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Decorating is a great tradition, but make sure pets do not get hurt

Many of the decorations and trappings of the holidays can be problems for pets if they ingest them.

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City of Albany approves telecommunications deal with SGRITA

Albany personnel will begin the process of providing broadband, technology services to rural communities

The city of Albany’s Water, Gas & Light Commission and other personnel are set to begin work on a rural telcom project.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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JULIE WELLS: Cranberry Brie bites make lovely, tasteful dish for Thanksgiving

THE RECIPE BOX: Brie has flavor that is worth splurging for, especially at the holidays

This dish is great for a beginner cook, and one that will simply impress your family and friends for Thanksgiving.

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