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Georgia peanut growers affirm continuation of Peanut Commission

Georgia peanut producers OK commission with 92.4 percent of the vote

More than nine out of 10 Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission in a referendum conducted every three years on the group charged with education and promotion of one of the state’s leading row crops.

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Agronomist cautions peanut producers against planting early

When planting in April, farmers run the risk of drastic temperature changes, high thrips pressure and higher occurrences of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).

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Georgia Congressional Votes

A recap of last week's Capitol Hill votes by lawmakers from Georgia

Here's how Georgia's congressional delegation voted last week.

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Albany area 2015 summer camps

An alphabetical listing of summer camps and workshops for children and youth

These are summer camps set for the Albany area, with ages ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors.

Unemployment figures for March show decrease in Albany, Southwest Georgia

March unemployment rates are 7.2 percent in metro Albany, 7.1 percent in Southwest Georgia

The metro area rate declined as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 200 from 4,928 in February. The rate declined in the region as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 409 from 10,685 in the month prior, partially because employers laid off fewer workers, officials with the Labor Department said.

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Peanut entomologist seeks help via statewide survey

Input sought from more than 3,500 peanut producers

The survey can be accessed online through a link on the Georgia Peanut Commission’s website at www.gapeanuts.com.

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Student wins 2nd Congressional District art competition

Winner of congressional art contest will travel to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop announces Friday the 2nd District winners of the Congressional Art Competition at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Death tax repeal heads to Senate

Resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sanford Boshop, D-Albany, passes House

The Brady-Bishop Act would repeal the federal tax levied on estates. Currently estate inheritances over $5.4 million for an individual or $10.8 million for a couple can be taxed at rates as high as 40 percent.

Albany Tech, city of Albany host Career Transition Fair

Event is aimed at workers and retireees who want to pursue a second career

Albany Technical College and the city of Albany will offer a Career Transition Fair 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.

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Treatment effective for blackberry disease

Orange cane blotch problems put growers out of business

During the fungicide trials that led to the discovery of the efficacy of ProPhyt, UGA researchers sprayed 13 fungicides on a commercial blackberry farm in Lanier County. The results, showing ProPhyt as the most effective, were distributed to local producers. Growers throughout the Southeast now use the fungicide.

Albany Almanac - April 7, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Public health officials encouraging vigilance with rabies

Raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats, bobcats and coyotes among wild animals known to harbor disease

During the spring, as the weather is getting warmer, more wild animals are stirring and more people and pets are spending time outdoors, increasing the potential for rabies exposure.

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Pink Moon again a 'blood moon' with full lunar eclipse Saturday

Albany area sky-watchers will not be able to see the full lunar eclipse

The third of a series of four consecutive biannual lunar eclipses will occur Saturday morning. Unfortunately for sky-watchers in Southwest Georgia, the moon will set before it fully enters Earth’s shadow. Weather permitting, however, the final lunar eclipse in the tetrad in September should be prime viewing in the Albany area.

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Distractions for teen drivers worse than previously thought

Albany traffic officers say teen drivers too distracted

A study by AAA and the University of Iowa finds teen driver distractions to be four times worse than earlier believed.

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Albany high-speed fugitive denied bond | VIDEO

albany suspect faces multiple charges in robbery, chase

William Bryan Owens was denied bond at his first court appearance on Wednesday.

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