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Arrest made in robbery of Lee County pharmacy

Lee County robbery suspect arrested and charged

Eric Kyle Newell is arrested Saturday in connection with the armed robbery of a Lee County pharmacy.

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Phillips engaged to Albany woman

Phillips gives engagement ring to Hannah Blackwell

Hollywoodreporter.com said the two met when both were volunteering at a shelter for women and children in Albany. Blackwell, who often tours with Phillips, was featured on the video for Phillips’ megahit “Home.”

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 27, 2014

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

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Arthritis: An all too common and costly disease

One in four Georgians impacted by arthritis

Arthritis is sometimes called the hidden disease because people who have it often appear healthy to the casual observer.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 27, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 calls on Wednesday, Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Albany area shoppers hunt discounts after Christmas

Merchandise return traffic gives way to Christmas money and gift card usages at area retailers

For many Albany area shoppers the day after Christmas was spent hunting for discounts and using Christmas money and gift cards, rather than standing in long lines trying to return unwanted presents.

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Albany Almanac - Dec. 27, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin Dec. 27, 2014

Jimmy Carter to teach in Plains Sunday

Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Bronwood will host a pastor installation service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Iggy over Eminem, Drake!? 2014 still beats the ’80s

Wynn & the Believers, Jack White, Foo Fighters best of ‘14

Unlike pretty much all of the 1980s, there was enough good stuff in 2014 for it not to suck.

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Top music-related moments of the past year

Lazaretto, Briar Patch and Big Pine highlight a rocking 2014

Since I first got a taste of it when I was 15 years old at Westover High School, I knew I wanted to write for a newspaper, and the ultimate dream was to one day write about the chief passion of my life — music.

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How court rules on ACA will affect many Georgians

Court decision expected in June

The plaintiffs in the case say the language of the ACA allows the tax subsidies only where there is a state-run exchange. The Obama administration challenges that interpretation.

DCSS Notebook

News and notes from Around the Dougherty County School System

DCSS Notebook

Squawk of the Day - Dec. 26, 2014

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Georgia tobacco farmers feel string of black shank disease

Growers impacted the most were in Coffee and Berrien counties

According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Coffee County produced 1,846 acres of tobacco in 2013, generating a $6.8 million farm gate value. Berrien was second at 1,461 acres, with a $5.3 million farm gate value.

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Butch Mosely reviews two years in charge of Dougherty school system

Dougherty County School Superintendent says employees driving system's improvement

Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Mosely reflects on past two years at the DCSS helm

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