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John Anderson, Shovels and Rope have Big Pine headlining slots

Local, regional, national favorites to perform on four stages at two-day festival

The two-day Big Pine Festival that starts Oct. 24 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds offers a mix of top local, regional and national musical artists.

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Phillip Phillips to play Atlanta, Savannah shows next month

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to play two Georgia shows

Fans of platinum recording artist and Southwest Georgia native Phillip Phillips will have two chances to see the “American Idol” winner this fall when he plays two shows in early November.

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Developer, ADICA to meet on Albany Heights residential proposal

Anthony King submits proposal to purchase, develop Pine Avenue property

The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority will look deeper into a proposal by a local developer on the Pine Avenue Albany Heights property.

Dougherty County Sunday voting set for Riverfront Resource Center

Dougherty County elections officials will conduct early voting 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 26

Bowing to “the will of county voters,” the Dougherty County Elections Board reverses itself and OKs Sunday voting for the Nov. 4 general election.

Albany Almanac - Oct. 17, 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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Georgia Department of Economic Development delegation visits Southwest Georgia

Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr spearheads visit to Southwest Georgia

In an effort to expand relationships in Southwest Georgia, a delegation of leaders from Georgia Department of Economic Development spent three days touring different sites in the area and meeting with local economic and tourism leaders.

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Thronateeska Museum reopens with Ellis Island exhibit | VIDEO

New Thronateeska Museum exhibit features re-creation lost Ellis Island mural

Albany’s Thronateeska Heritage Center opened its first new exhibit to its History Museum on Thursday when artist Andrew Sabori’s Ellis Island: The Lost Mural was unveiled at a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Gov. Nathan Deal temporarily suspends campaign to mourn death of GOP staffer

Mack Burgess, 25, who died in an auto accident Tuesday, was the son of Albany musician Banks Burgess

Gov. Nathan Deal has temporarily suspended his campaign to lourn the death of campaign staffer Mack Burgess, whose father resides in Albany.

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Michelle Nunn promotes literacy during reading event at Martin Luther King Elementary

Nunn and more than a dozen volunteers visited the Albany school to read with students in support of Georgia’s literacy programs

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn visits Martin Luther King Elementary in Albany to promote reading in Georgia’s schools and to promote her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in january by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital names Olive Craft its Volunteer of the Year

Former Phoebe employee named 2013-14 Volunteer of the Year

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital held its volunteer luncheon on at SOWEGA Council on Aging’s Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center. There, Phoebe Volunteer Services honored the 643 volunteers who donated their time to accrue the volunteer hours that benefit others — including a recognition of Olive Craft, a native of rural Alabama who began her association with Phoebe in 1955.

Georgia Business Briefs - Oct. 17, 2014

Heritage Financial Group names Atlanta Market CEO; stock market closes flat; Georgia unemployment rate down in September.

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Florida man dies in Cordele small airplane crash

The Florida man piloting the plane is killed, his wife critically injured

A two-seater aircraft en route from Port St. Lucie crashes during takeoff in Cordele following refueling. Rene St. Julien was killed and his wife, Jan, critically injured.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Oct. 17, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 41 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 16, 2014

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Oct. 16, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 28 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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