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ALBANY BIRTHS: Aug. 31 - Sept. 8, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Aug. 31-Sept. 8, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Sept. 14-22, 2014

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

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

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Interior design expert Jennifer Boles -- Old is in, classically

Interior design expert Jennifer Boles says the classics can be paired with modern pieces for a fresh, personal look

Jennifer Boles, who has a strong following for her 8-year-old blog Peak of Chic, believes in mixing classic elements into modern decor. She’ll bring her ideas to Albany Sept. 24 at a book signing at Place on the Pointe gieft shop.

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Bright Side of the Day - Sept. 14, 2014

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

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 14, 2014

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

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Brinson's Maggie Bridges competes in Miss America tonight

Maggie Bridges is representing Southwest Georgia tonight in the Miss America pageant.

Secretary of State's Office investigating voter registration fraud in dozen Georgia counties

Gwinnett one of a dozen Georgia counties in which the activities of the New Georgia Project are under scrutiny.

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Albany-Dougherty NAACP holds Freedom Awards Banquet

Albany historic civil rights organization holds annual banquet

The Albany-Dougherty branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hold their annual awards banquet Saturday.

Fred's Store in Albany robbed at gunpoint

Cash taken from register in Albany armed robbery

An armed man in a skull mask and tropical shirt robs Fred’s Store in Albany.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook - Sept. 14, 2014

News and notes from around the DCSS

DCSS Notebook

Golf tournament at Grand Island Golf Club to benefit Albany Area Crime Stoppers

Reward money for anonymous tipster program to be raised through Sept. 19 event

Albany Area Crime Stoppers, its website says, is a non-profit community action program that operates on the information given by anonymous citizens. The goal of the program is to collect tips that will result in solving crimes and assist in arrests.

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Lee Formwalt's 'Looking Back, Moving Forward'

New book recounts the 200-year history of Southwest Georgia's freedom struggle.

Historian Lee Formwalt delivers “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a history of Albany and southwest Georgia’s civil rights movement

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Bright Side of the Day -Sept. 13, 2014

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

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 13, 2014

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

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Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission to recognize Community Heroes

New EDC Community Heroes campaign will recognize area citizens who make an impact

The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission is urging local residents to shine some light on those people who are bright spots in the community and make Albany/Dougherty County a special place to live and work.

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