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EDDIE SEAGLE: Aromatic leaves on plants will distract deer

GEORGIA CLIPPING: Plants can be protected from deer damage

Damage to ornamental plants caused by deer has increased significantly during the last few years.

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Open houses for Dougherty County schools are Thursday

Dougherty County School System set to begin new school year on Monday

Dougherty County school officials are urging parents to attend open houses at the system’s school Thursday before Monday’s opening of the 2014-15 school year.

Albany-Dougherty NAACP to give school supplies to 50 students

The organization stressed that parents must call today to register their children for the supplies.

Albany-DoughertyNAACP to give school supplies to 50 needy children

Jury selection continues in 2009 contaminated peanuts case

Three former officials with the defunct Peanut Corporation of America are to be tried in U.S. District Court in Albany

Nine people were killed and hundreds of others sickened in the 2009 samonella outbreak that was traced to the PCA peanut plant in Blakely.

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Albany teens arrested on entering vehicle charges

Two teens are accused of entering autos in West Albany

Tipsters tell police that two people riding bicycles had been trying to open car door handles in the West Third Avenue and Relswood Terrace area.

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Kendrick Brothers wrap principal photography on their new movie

Title, release date to be announced on new Kendrick Brothers film

The Kendricks’ fifth film is their first project independent of Sherwood Pictures, the movie ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, where the brothers are associate pastors.

Teen injured in hit and run

The victim of Albany hit and run is listed in fair condition

Albany police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run incident Monday night.

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Squawk of the Day - July 29, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

State of Georgia says it is hard at work on Medicaid backlog

The backlog in Georgia is linked to the thousands of people expected to join Medicaid and PeachCare this year

These new enrollees are not coming in because of expansion of Medicaid, as is happening in some states, because Georgia has declined to pursue expansion. But Georgia is reported to have tens of thousands of people who are already eligible for Medicaid or PeachCare but have not been getting it. Their names have emerged through the enrollment process in the Afforable Care Act’s insurance exchange.

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Bright of the Day - July 29, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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Gas pump prices continue summer drop

Albany motorists enjoying lowest average price among Georgia’s eight metro areas

A double-digit drop in pump prices on the local, state and national levels has motorists experiencing retail gas prices below what they were paying this time last year.

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Dougherty County commissioners discuss concerns about local-level business participation in projects

Local companies show little interest in single-bid Dougherty County project

Dougherty County commissioners discuss local participation in a county-financed project.

Albany Almanac - July 29, 2014

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

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

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports -- July 29, 2014

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 49 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and early Monday, available reports show.

Shots fired into vehicles in Dawson Road parking lot

Two vehicles struck at El Rancho on Dawson Road Sunday

The gunman in a shooting incident on Sunday afternoon is described by police as a 6-foot-3 black male with “22” tattooed on the upper portion of his right arm. He was wearing a white tank top and dark gym shorts, authorities say.

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