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Lifestyle Briefs - April 23, 2014

“Old Time Farm Day” will be May 3 at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

U.S. Supreme Court divided on rationale for rejecting challenge to Michigan law against racial preferences at universities

The high court rules 6-2 that a law against using racial preferences for university admissions is constitutional

The court made it clear it was not deciding the larger and divisive question of whether affirmative action admission policies can be lawful.

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Special tax renovation funding sought for Dougherty County facilities

County approves funding for jail security system upgrade

Dougherty County leaders are asked to consider funding allocations for facilities renovations.

Classes conducted for Worth cattle producers

More classes are planned later this year

By surveying livestock producers, Larry Varnadoe found a need for livestock educational meetings and also an interest in reviving the Worth County Livestock Association. Varnadoe has been successful in fulfilling both requests for Worth County, home to more than 14,000 brood cows.

Radium Springs Middle Magnet School to present spring musical ‘Aladdin Jr.’

Production features students from throughout school’s Fine Arts program

Radium Springs Middle Magnet School will present its spring musical “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” Wednesday and Thursday.

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Blastov rocks CD Xchange on Record Store Day

Local rock band Blastov played intimate show at Albany’s Power Up/CD Xchange for National Record Store Day

Local musicians celebrated National Record Store Day with an intimate performance at local Albany business the Power Up/CD Xchange

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Albany Technical College plants a live oak in celebration of Arbor Day

ATC horiculture students plant a third tree in front of the Nathaniel Cross Health Care Technology Building

ATC also celebrates another year of being named a Tree Campus USA

Albany Almanac - April 22, 2014

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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Sumter County deputy arrested on drug charges

William David Graham arrested Monday without incident

Possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects and one count of violation of oath of office are among the charges an Americus deputy faces following his arrest.

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Squawk of the Day - April 22, 2014

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald!

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Former Sylvester elementary school burglarized Friday

Two arrested for removing items from old school

All the items stolen from a former elementary school were recovered after two individuals were arrested for breaking into the building on Friday, police officials say.

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Bright of the Day - April 22, 2014

Check out today's Bright of the Day!

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Chief medical officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital resigns

Doug Patten accepts position with Georgia Hospital Association

Dr. Frank Middleton is temporarily filling the role of chief medical officer following the resignation of Dr. Doug Patten earlier this month, officials a Phoebe say.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS — April 22, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany-Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Doughtery Schools show CCRPI improvement

Dougherty schools show improvement in 2013 CCRPI results

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