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Former Klansman reveals secret information on KKK

ALBANY HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Ex-KKK member says leader building 'paramilitary' organization

A former high-ranking Ku Klux Klan official says he was banished from the organization by a leader with a “Little Hitler Complex.”

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Georgia peanut crop experiencing good year

Peanut economists expect Georgia peanut production to hit close to a two tons per acre

Georgia peanut acreage, at 430,000 acres this year, could increase by 15 percent in 2014, forecasters say.

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Albany Area Community Calendar - Dec. 8-16, 2013

The following is a list of meetings and classes happening in the area this week.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 4-10, 2013

A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Christmas will make its presence known this weekend as parades, concerts and stage productions hit high gear.

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Watermelon disease a double whammy for Georgia growers

The effects of the water mold sometimes are not evident until after shipment

Georgia watermelon farmers found Phytophthora to be a hit to the wallet after heavy rains in mid summer made the disease more widespread than normal.

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives Mutual of America award

Cancer screening program based in Albany receives national recognition

Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was selected as one of the top three organizations to receive national recognition from the Mutual of America Foundation and a $25,000 grant.

Unemployment rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia during October

Georgia Department of Labor announces metro rates for October

An increase in new layoffs and an increase in the number of unemployed residents contributed to a bump in the jobless rate in Albany and Southwest Georgia in October, labor officials say.

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Gas prices rise as Thanksgiving nears

An interruption in Gulf fuel production has caused retail gas prices to rise

More than 43 million Americans — including 1.24 million Georgians — are expected to travel away from home over the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Albany area gets ready for holiday season

The lights of the Christmas season are starting to shine in Southwest Georgia

Albany and other Southwest Georgia communities get ready for the holidays with lots of festive cheer and fun activities.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging conducts annual meeting in Albany

Update on new center and annual report presented at SOWEGA Council on Aging meeting

Officials say the SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center is expected to be occupied by mid-January.

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Georgia peanut yields higher than expected

Crop pales in comparison to last year’s yield

It was feared earlier in the season that high accumulations of rainfall during the summer washed out portions of farmers’ peanut fields. While reports are low of that being the case, rain did provide other farmers with enough water for their crops to exceed normal growth.

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Liberty House promotes Christmas 'adoption' of victims of abuse

The Adopt a Family Program helps victims of abuse in the Albany area during the holidays

Liberty House’s adoption program for victims of abuse is designed to make the Christmas holidays brighter through the gift of giving.

Newton voters OK Sunday liquor sales by single vote

Newton voters re-elect Mayor Gary Coker to new term

Newton voters approve Sunday alcohol sales 66-65.

Albany 2013 One Warm Coat project under way

Second Harvest of South Georgia and Central Monitoring coordinate coat effort in Albany

The Albany One Warm Coat project will run through Jan. 15. The One Warm Coat hotline is (229) 434-1176.

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Home buyers beware of high priced real estate deeds

Albany lawyers say paying large amounts for real estate deeds is unnecessary

Albany attorneys and real estate agents want consumers to know paying an outside company large amounts of money to obtain certified copies of property deeds is unnecessary.