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Tommy Coleman elected president of the Georgia Council of School Board Attorneys

Former Albany mayor has spent nearly two decades as the Dougherty County School Board attorney

Former Albany Mayor Tommy Coleman is elected president of the Georgia Council of School Board Attorneys

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports: Feb. 21-23, 2015

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 52 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Lee speech, debate team wins three state titles

Malik, Lower, Fye capture championships

The team will travel to Marist School in Atlanta in two weeks for the GFCA Varsity State Championships, where qualified students will compete in the 10 remaining varsity-level competition divisions.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 23, 2015

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

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Will your hospital change hands?

Partnerships, purchases on the rise

The moves are coming fast as the whole U.S. health care system undergoes a transformation, at least partly because of the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals are being squeezed financially by changes in the way they are reimbursed, and by federal cuts and penalties.

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Albany-Southwest Georgia Education Notebook - Feb. 23, 2015

A compilation of education news from Albany and SWGA

News on students, schools and educational organizations throughout metro Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Plant-based diet, exercise needed to protect heart health

Albany dietitian who achieved 100 pound weight loss discusses healthy diet and lifestyle

The focus should be on a diet that is plant-based and includes a healthy balance of lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts and legumes, low fat dairy products — or soy milk, if lactose is out of the question — and vegetable oils, experts say.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce delegation to visit Georgia Capitol

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce delegation visit part of legislative affairs agenda

A group of delgates representing the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will be heading to Atlanta this week for a round of meetings with leaders at the state capitol to help ensure that legislators fully understand the needs of Albany and Dougherty County.

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Combined choruses of six Albany high schools to perform in black history concert

The combined choruses will perform seven songs, plus two with the Freedom Singers

The Albany Civil Rights Institute’s Frank Wilson says tonight’s concert at Shiloh Baptist Church by combined high school choruses will be history-making event.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Feb. 12-18, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Feb. 12-18.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Feb. 17, 2014-Feb. 20, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee, and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Feb. 17 through Feb. 20.

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Transportation key to Lee County growth

Development of Lee's transportation system, and improving infrastructure and basic services are top priorities

While growth has slowed in Lee County, officials in the county are concentrating on finding new businesses and improving infrastucrure needs of residents and businesses.

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Infrastructure replacement, energy efficiency projects focus of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Marine base slated to meet Net Zero goal by 2017

With the biomass plant and landfill gas generators combined, MCLB officials are expecting to produce as much renewable energy as is used on the installation, thereby putting the base in Net Zero status three years ahead of the 2020 federal mandate.

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Phoebe Putney Health System focusing on building physician manpower in 2015

Building on critical care department, medical education priorities with health care industry changes in mind

Manpower is being invested in by potentially bringing in more slots to the Southwest Georgia Family Residency Program based at Phoebe that currently accommodates a total of 16 residents. Meanwhile, there are plans to build a medical student village for those doing Southwest Georgia rotations through the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and the University of Georgia Pharmacy School.

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Michael Harris sees great potential for Albany business growth

McDonalds of Albany owner credits peer community for business growth

Albany business owner Michael Harris bristles when he hears negative talk about the community he’s made home and as the owner of a successful McDonald’s franchise he’s quick to point out that the local business community offers a lot of support and that entrepreneurs willing to put in the effort have the potential for success in the Good Life City.

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