Fourteen die in Georgia crashes over Thanksgiving holiday period

No fatalties reported in metro Albany counties

Fourteen people died on Georgia roadways over the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday period, the state Department of Public Safety reported Monday. Six of those occurred in Southeast Georgia and the Thomasville area.

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Latoya Cutts brings career of experience to downtown manager post

Albany official: Downtown development simple matter of 'live, work, play'

Latoya Cutts brings a career of experience to her position as Albany’s downtown manager.

Contract adds another link to Highway 133 improvements

Latest GDOT contracts for Highway 133 covers work in Colquitt County

This is the third of nine Georgia DOT projects planned to four-lane Highway 133 between Albany and Valdosta.

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Struggling rural county in vanguard of telemedicine revolution

Hancock County has no hospital and no community physician

Hancock recently received new medical technology that officials hope will bring health care more easily to chronically ill residents. Georgia is a leader in telemedicine, and Hancock now is at the forefront through home patient visits.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Nov. 19-25, 2015

These are Dougherty County Jail bookings for last week.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Nov. 22-25, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 22-25.

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Tift Building on UGA's Tifton campus undergoing renovation

Move in expected in January

The Tift Building on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, which is in the process of renovation, should be furnished in late December and ready for move-in next January, said Joe West, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences assistant dean.

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Dougherty Commissioner Harry James receives certification

County leader completes Carl Vinson/ACCG certification training

Harry James is recognized as a certified county commissioner after completing Carl Vinson Institute of Government training classes.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: You'll find no misplaced compassion here

OPINION: Capital punishment opponents seem to forget about victims

When it comes to capital punishment, I’ll save my sympathy for criminals’ victims.

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America's eating habits becoming increasingly more unhealthy | PHOTOS

Study shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or dangerously obese

America on the go is foregoing healthy foods for high-calorie, high-fat but fast and convenient alternatives that have helped create a health epidemic.

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Ballet Theatre South bringing 'Snow White' to Albany Auditorium

Performances are set for Dec. 4-6

Ballet Theatre South will bring to Albany “Snow White,” a non-traditional modern ballet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 6 at Albany Municipal Auditorium.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas music

HISTORY: The popular song "Jingle Bells" got its start in Savannah

Music is such a large part of Christams, but how well do you know the songs so often played this time of year?

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'Tis the season for the Festival of Lights at Chehaw | PHOTOS

Chehaw holiday display starts Friday

With the holidays in full swing, much of Albany is in the Christmas spirit and nowhere will that be more apparent than at Chehaw Park, where the staff is preparing to open the annual Festival of Lights display on Friday.

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives four-star Charity Navigator rating

Recent review shows Cancer Coalition received highest Charity Navigator rating

The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was congratulated by Charity Navigator last month for achieving its four-star rating for fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Cancer Coalition received an overall score of 90.78 out of 100, as well as a financial score of 87.59 and an accountability and transparency of 96.



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