Baker County


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Georgia Peanut Bank Week set for Oct. 12-16

Harvest-time event recognizes economic impact of peanuts

For the 39th year, the grower/banker relationship will again be highlighted as the Georgia Peanut Commission joins with the Georgia Bankers Association for Georgia Peanut Bank Week, which is set for Oct. 12-16.

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Back the Blue movement gaining momentum

SOWEGA residents showing support for local law enforcement through Back the Blue campaign

Although it has started becoming a familiar sight around Albany and other parts of Southwest Georgia, a group of well-meaning residents are hoping to see even more blue ribbons, signs and flyers, showing support for the area’s law enforcement community.

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Gas prices creeping upward

Average price for metro Albany rises 13 cents in past week

Motorists saw gas pump prices jump last week in what gas price watchers expect will be a short-lived hitch in the trend to lower prices.

Albany Herald pink Monday for breast cancer awareness

Portion of advertising proceeds from today to go to Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for this year include about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer to be diagnosed in women, about 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ to be diagnosed and about 40,290 women to die from breast cancer.

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SUNDAY ECLIPSE: Clouds likely to hinder Albany area view of super-sized 'blood moon' | VIDEO

Viewing likely to be poor for rare lunar eclipse of moon at perigee

Sunday night’s lunar eclipse is an unusual event for two reasons. It is the last in a tetrad (four consecutive total eclipses) and it is occurring when the moon’s orbit is closest to the Earth. Weather forecasters say the viewing likely will be poor in Southwest Georgia, with 75-88 percent of the sky obscured by opaque cloud cover.

Unemployment rates dip in Albany

Unemployment rate in Albany was the highest of the 14 Georgia metro areas in August

Over the year, metro Albany initial unemployment claims were down by 2.6 percent from 538 in August 2014. In Southwest Georgia, claims were down over the year by 7.9 percent from 1,133 the same time last year, labor officials said.

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office warns against falling for IRS phone scam

Capt. Craig Dodd says the IRS will not call threatening you with jail time over the phone

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Thursday to warn citizens about falling for the latest IRS scam which is making the rounds nation-wide.

Albany Almanac - Sept. 24, 2015

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

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

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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.