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Squawk of the Day - April 23, 2014

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Albany-Dougerty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 23, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Deerfield-Windsor students to present 'Shrek the Musical'

The musical fairy tale will be performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

Seventy-nine Deerfield Windsor students create “Shrek the Musical” for three performances this weekend at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Former Secret Service agent hosting book signing in Albany

Former Secret Service agent Don Brewer will be signing books at Books A Million

Author and former US Secret Service agent Don Brewer will be visiting Albany’s Books A Million this Saturday to sign copies of his debut book Worthy of Trust and Confidence.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 23, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Worth County Environmental Health Offices April 11-17, 2014.

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Albany-based HeritageBank expands presence in Florida

New branches are located in Ocala, Gainesville and Alachua

Alarion reported approximately $283 million in assets, $200 million in loans, $241 million in deposits, and $18 million in tangible common equity. Upon completion of the transaction, Heritage is expected to have approximately $1.7 billion in assets, $1 billion in loans, and $1.4 billion in deposits.

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Southwest Georgia Regional Airport wins national training award

Aviation Commission ready for Phase III of renovation project

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is one of 90 nationwide to qualify for online training awards.

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EDC Presidential Search Committee votes to recommend Justin Strickland

The lone candidate went through the interview process Tuesday morning

An Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission Presidential Search Committee will recommend that EDC interim President Justin Strickland get a permanent appointment to the job.

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Relay for Life starts Friday

The American Cancer Relay for Life starts Friday

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is slated for this Friday night at Albany’s Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

Albany Almanac - April 23, 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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Darton State College Nursing Program gains additional accreditation

Darton State College’s RN to BSN Completion program was recently granted another accreditation.

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Mary Egler to challenge Rep. Ed Rynders in House District 152

Veteran Georgia House member faces first opponent in 10 years

Georgia House 152 race pits Rep. Ed Rynders against Mary Egler

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.

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