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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union speech

Republican lawmakers at odds with direction while Democratic legislator is mostly supportive of president

Georgia’s senators and U.S. Rep. Austin Scott find mostly negatives in President Obama’s State of the Union address while U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says that even though he is supportive of most of the president’s initiatives, he has different views than the White House on issues such as the Keystone pipeline and EPA authority expansion.

Wanted: Albany area's best musicians, venues

Reader nominations sought for top Southwest Georgia artists

The Friday JAM session is looking for the area’s best musicians and musical venues.

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As General Assembly session begins, transportation, education top the list of priorties

With transportation facing a $1.5 billion shortfall, sales, gas tax hikes are possibilities

The state legislative session could be lively as lawmakers jockey on spending priorities.

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Former Deerfield Headmaster W.T. Henry named to Georgia Board of Education

Henry, who spent 20 years as DWS headmaster, to fill District 2's vacant seat on state BOE

Former Deerfield-Windsor Headmaster W.T. Henry named to state school board

Albany gas stays below $2 per gallon average

Albany is the lone georgia metro area averaging less than $2 a gallon

ALBANY — With gas averaging less than $2 a gallon in metro Albany, record-high oil production should keep the relative bargain at the pump going this year, gas price experts say.

National Weather Service warns south Georgia residents to brace for freezing temperatures

NWS predicts that mercury will plunge Wednesday through Friday

Storms are gone, but freezing temperatures ore on the way

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HOW THEYRE BITIN: Southwest Georgia fishing - Jan. 2, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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2014 a year of change in metro Albany

Government, business get makeovers

Southwest Georgians gets a mix of good and bad change over the course of the year 2014.

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New year rings in with traditions ... superstititions

Black-eyed peas and ham top the menus for many on New Year's Day

A lot of the traditions that families enjoy on New Year’s Day stem from superstitions about how to gain good luck and good fortune and avoid pitfalls.

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Gas pump prices continue downward slide

Metro Albany average gas price lowest in Georgia

How long the decline will continue is anyone’s guess, but average gas prices in the U.S. have declined for 95 straight days.

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

Stormy weather in Southwest Georgia should clear for Christmas

Up to 6 inches of rain expected; tornadoes possible

ALBANY — The weather may well be frightening Tuesday and into the early part of Christmas Eve, but not in the way suggested by the popular Christmas carol.

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Albany area group helps Wounded Warriors Project

Volunteers make $13,000 donation to Wounded Warriors Project

Thanks to the success of the Run for Wounded Heroes fundraiser a proud group of volunteers is able this holiday season to present a generous gift the Wounded Warriors Project.

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UGA Tifton to host Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Event set for Jan. 15 at UGA Tifton Conference Center

UGA economists, pathologists and entomologists from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will also be on hand to provide industry updates.

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Christmas holidays in lights 2014 | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany residences shine during the holiday season

These are scenes of decorated homes suggested by readers of The Albany Herald and visitors at albanyherald.com.

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