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Is legalized pari-mutuel betting on horses in Georgia nearing the starting gate?

Two Georgia Horse Racing Coalition execs make their pitch during an informal Albany town hall meeting

Legalizing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia, which would allow for a horse racing track to be built, has floated around the state Capitol like the fabled Lost Dutchman for nearly a decade. And, like the Dutchman, it is rarely seen, but its presence is always felt.

Investigation continues on Roosevelt Avenue homicide

Autopsy results say victim was shot in the head

District Attorney Greg Edwards says the Roosevelt Avenue homicide victim, Kenneth Washington, died from a single shot to the head, according to early autopsy reports.

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FERC gets an earful from Sabal Trail pipeline opponents

More than 200 show up for public hearing at Albany Civic Center

A sometimes passionate, sometimes angry crowd offers comments on the Sabal Trail pipeline at a public hearing in Albany.

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Phoebe Putney Hospital recognizes its Volunteer of the Year

Top volunteer Harriett Haskins has worked nearly 5,000 hours of volunteer service

Harriett Haskins, 72, was named Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Volunteer of the Year on Tuesday.

University of Georgia to host 4th annual State of Public Health Conference

Conference is set for Oct. 6 in Athens

More than 300 Georgia public health professionals, policymakers, academics, community health organizations and business leaders are expected to attend the conference, where the goal will be to develope strategies for improving Georgia’s public health outcomes.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia

Nine Georgia schools earn federal blue ribbon status; Valdosta State presents program on Pluto; Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal releases book on governor’s masnion.

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Georgia Peanut Bank Week set for Oct. 12-16

Harvest-time event recognizes economic impact of peanuts

For the 39th year, the grower/banker relationship will again be highlighted as the Georgia Peanut Commission joins with the Georgia Bankers Association for Georgia Peanut Bank Week, which is set for Oct. 12-16.

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State can't confirm cancer cluster in Waycross area

Georgia health officials say more data is needed to make determination

State public health officials said Monday that based on their initial analysis, unusual childhood cancer cases in the Waycross area do not constitute a cancer cluster.

Kaiser again rated top Georgia health plan

Kaiser Permanente has been top rated plan for 11 straight years

Kaiser Permanente is again Georgia’s top-rated health plan in commercial insurance, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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Dougherty County Commission discusses budget housekeeping

County Finance wants to reappropriate funding for overages

The Dougherty County Commission discusses FY 2015 budgetary “housekeeping” that will help with a yearly audit.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Sept. 28-29, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Two from Albany die in Worth County traffic chase

An SUV is overcorrected and slams into a second SUV

Danny Morgan, 61, and Tesla Lynn Laskey, 19, are killed on Monday in Worth County collision between two SUVs. The driver of a vehicle that was being pursued by a sheriff’s deputy, Darius Williams, has been charged with vehicular homicide.

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Albany Area Arts Council opens exhibit of college art faculty works on Thursday

South Georgia College Art Faculty Exhibition features work from area educators

Art lovers from around the Albany area will get a chance this month to see the work of several of south Georgia artists who are shaping and inspiring future generations as the Albany Area Arts Council opens its October exhibit Thursday at the Carnegie Library in downtown Albany.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 29, 2015

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

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Project One at Phoebe Putney set for Thursday launch

Recent credentials report shows four physicians looking to gain privileges

By Wednesday, 94 percent of providers are expected to be considered qualified to use the system. As of Monday, 92 percent had accessed the training in some way.


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