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Albany State University is having economic, research impacts on Southwest Georgia

According to a 2014 study by the University of Georgia, ASU had $141 million impact on region

Touting its economic impact over nine southwest Georgia, Albany State University officials said last week that the university is also making its presence felt regionally and nationally in the area of research.

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Sumter County UGA Extension agent offers families helping hand

Profile: Mitzi Parker

Mitzi Parker, family and consumer sciences agent at Americus, assists people in dire financial straits by helping them maintain a manageable budget. She also strives to work the housing aspect into her financial classes.

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Meetings fill first days on the job for Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan

New Albany executive official had little free time during her first week

Sharon Subadan got her first taste of government, Albany style, Tuesday when she took part in her first City Commission meeting.

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First Albany X-BOTS event draws attention to STEM education | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Albany Technical College and GeorgiaFIRST bring off-season robotics competition to Albany

While robotics is still a new educational tool in Albany and Southwest Georgia, Albany Tech officials have ambitions to make ATC a regional robotics hub, which also could have a positive effect on STEM studies and education rates in the region.

Public health encouraging early start on back-to-school vaccinations

Health department officials say some vaccines available to qualified families at little to no cost

With visits to the public health department low at this time of year compared to others, parents can avoid the back-to-school rush by getting their children current in vaccinations that are required in order to attend Georgia secondary schools.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - June 21-26, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices June 21-26.

Dougherty County Police Reports - June 27-28, 2015

Dougherty County police officers respond to at least 30 calls

Officers with the Dougherty County Police Department respond to at least 30 calls Saturday and early Sunday, reports show.

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Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program graduates Class of 2015

The 2015 class included the 100th graduate from the program

The class includes Drs. St. Claire Gitau, Marilyn Chavannes, Adnan Ekram, Sudhansu Kothary, Monisola Modupe and Daryl Remick. Gitau, who is the 100th graduate, has committed along with Chavannes and Modupe to practicing in Albany.

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Squawk of the Day - June 28, 2015

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

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Scorching summer heat may cut watermelon crop early

As temperatures nudge triple digits, melons are getting sunburned

Watermelons, a staple of Fourth of July festivities, are looking at a shorter-then-normal season that could end as early as Wednesday.

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Young Scholars get ag experience at UGA Tifton campus

Program shows students career opportunities while giving them experience

The Young Scholars program brings advanced high school students to University of Georgia campuses at Tifton, Griffin and Athens for six-week summer courses that expose the students to agriculture and the sciences.

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John Antoniewicz, Darlene Pino building new photography careers out of an Ant Hill | VIDEO

THE LEMONADE STAND: People making unexpected midlife career changes

After long careers with city government and the federal courts respectively, John Antoniewicz and Darlene Pino are four months into a new business — Ant Hill Photography.

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Dougherty County School Board to get new career academy plan next month

Dormant for the past three years, a college and career academy in Albany has gained new life. Dougherty County may also gain a new middle school in the process.

Albany Area Community Calendar - June 28-July 6, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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