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Deerfield-Windsor School wins GISA AAA state literary championship

Champions included Lacey Coleman, Helena Augenstein, Taylor Richter, Hadden Kelley, Reed Reynolds, and Ryan Williams, and Steven Feng.

The Deerfield-Windsor School Literary Team won the GISA AAA State Literary Championship at Valdosta State University on Thursday.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - March 28, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 20 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Squawk of the Day - March 27, 2015

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

MUSIC NOTES: Briar Patch lineup, Wild Adventures kickoff, Gulf Coast Jam tickets

Quick notes on music happenings in the area and nearby

In its sixth year, organizers are saying the 2015 Briar Patch lineup is going to be one of the best the event has ever had while some classic rockers get the Wild Adventures concert series under way and tickets go on sale for the Gulf Coast Jam.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin March 27, 2015

Holy week services are planned Monday through Friday at Morningside United Methodist Church.

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Bassist Kevin Dawkins blown away by public recognition

Kevin Dawkins of Cut N Run named Friday JAM poll favorite bassist

When Cut N Run bassist and area music scene fixture Kevin Dawkins found out he had been chosen as Albany’s favorite bass player in the recent Friday JAM music polls, he was overwhelmed that his lifelong passion had made such an impact on local fans and music lovers.

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Tim Davis: God put me on this planet to play drums

Herald’s Friday JAM Poll favorite has a long love affair with drumming

Herald Friday Jam favorite Tim Davis started his musical career young, and he’s vowed to keep playing drums as long as he can hold sticks.

Albany Almanac - March 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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Oncologist Dr. Chirag Jani named Phoebe 2015 Physician of the Year

Dr. Chirag Jani wins first Phoebe Physicial Group award

Having completed medical school in India at age 22, Jani brought his knowledge to the United States. He went on to earn board certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care and hematology and oncology. He serves as the medical director of the Phoebe Cancer Center.

Valdosta baseball player, 14, dies after being hit by throw

Injured in an accident Wednesday night, Valdosta High freshman baseball player Colton Shaw passed away Thursday afternoon.

Unemployment figures show decline in metro Albany, no change in Southwest Georgia

Unemployment rate in February 7.5 percent in metro Albany, 7.4 percent in Southwest Georgia

The metro rate declined as employers created more jobs and laid off fewer workers. The number of jobs increased by 300 to 61,400 in February, mostly in state government, labor officials said.

Albany town hall meeting on community services

Array of speakers at Albany town hall meeting

Jon Howard’s town hall meeting will present programs for low to moderate income residents.

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Vidalia onions to ship starting April 27

Ag commissioner agrees to recommendation of grower panel

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has set April 27 as the marketing date for the 2015 crop of Vidalia onions, which are grown in a 20-county area of southeast Georgia.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - March 25-26, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 calls on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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