Baker County


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Judge A. Wallace Cato will not seek re-election

Longtime South Georgia Judicial Circuit Judge A. Wallace Cato to retire at end of term

After having served the citizens of Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Grady and Mitchell counties for nearly 50 years South Georgia Judicial Circuit Judge A. Wallace Cato announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2016.

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Albany Chorale striving to be region's premier chorus

Chorale opens its 2015-16 season on Oct. 8

Albany Chorale is looking to expand its audience, voices and venues as it includes a Lee County performance in its 2015-16 concet schedule.

Declining costs at the gas pump continue

Motorists are saving more than $1 a gallon compared to September 2014

Five Southern states already are averaging below $2 a gallon, while three western states are the only remaining ones that are averaging $3 or more a gallon.

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Albany Area Primary Health Care conducting community resource, health fair

Second event to include all AAHPC clinics set for Oct. 3 at Exchange Club Fairgrounds

The event will include health screenings, a presence from community vendors, family activities, refreshments and live entertainment, coordinators of the event said. It is free and open to the public.

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Georgia peanut farmers having difficult year with white mold disease

Disease boosted by hot, humid summer

White mold disease has always been a problem for Georgia peanut farmers, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Tim Brenneman. The disease has been even more of a nuisance due to the hot and humid weather conditions this growing season.

Bucks and Bows event for Girl Scouts set for Thursday

Proceeds to benefit Camp Okitayakani in Randolph County

Specifically, funds will go toward improvements and upkeep at the camp — including a controlled burn, a low ropes course and year-round programming at the camp.

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Albany residents to participate on Float on the Flint

Four-day canoe/kayak trip goes from Albany to Bainbridge

Christopher and Marjorie Carden will join more than 150 other paddlers from all over Georgia and the Southeast.

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Shelley Spires takes the helm of Albany Area Primary Health Care

Shelley Spires named new Albany Area Primary Health Care CEO

Longtime Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) employee Shelley Spires has recently taken over as company’s CEO following the September semi-retirement of Tary Brown, who held that position for the past 30 years.

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Where Am I?

Do you know where this is?

Where Am I? is a photo clue game in our Sunday SouthView section. We give you an up-close image of a landmark, something you’re likely to have passed by, or an object you may have seen in the news in the metro Albany area and ask you solve the mystery of where and what (maybe even who) it is.

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Peanut tour showcases Georgia's high-value crop

Farmers see crops, research station

The tour included visits to multiple farming operations in Decatur, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties, including John Harrell’s peanut field in Grady County on Thursday.

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Abraham Baldwin's draft of U.S. Constitution to be displayed in Savannah

The draft of the Constitution will be on display Thursday for Constitution Day

For the first time, the draft copy of the United States Constitution that belonged to signer Abraham Baldwin will be on display. The 228-year-old document includes Baldwin’s notations.

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Website an autumn map to the changing color of leaves in Georgia

Georgia State Parks launch Leaf Watch site Oct. 1

Those looking for the best vantage points in Georgis state parks to see the colorful changing leaves of autumn can get some guidance from a website that goes live Oct. 1

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Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts damp, chilly winter; El Nino may be Godzilla-sized wild card

Much of the United States will experience a cooler- and wetter-than-normal winter, the Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting, but if the Pacific Ocean’s El Nino builds into a strong weather-affecting event as many experts think, that forecast could get a lot rainier, especially in the Southeast.

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Georgia U.S. senators blast Democrats for blocking Iran nuclear deal vote

Republican senators could not muster the 60 votes needed to move resolution forward

U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, both Georgia Republicans, express outrage over procedural vote that prevents the Senate from taking an up-or-down vote on the Obama administration’s agreement that was negotiated with Iran over that nation’s nuclear program.

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Aspire Behavioral Health Clinic hosts recovery celebration

Recovery celebration kicks off National Recovery Month

A group of the Albany area’s foremost leaders in the areas of addiction and recovery shared their thoughts and some words of encouragement Tuesday afternoon as they helped kick off National Recovery Month at a special celebrate recovery gathering at Albany’s Aspire Behavioral Health Clinic.