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UGA research to be featured at annual peanut tour

The 27th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held in south Georgia, Sept. 17-19. Started as an effort to attract more buyers to the state, the tour is an opportunity for industry leaders and farmers to showcase the crop’s quality and planting and how peanuts are handled post-harvest.

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Burrower bugs silent threats to peanuts

A silent peanut pest is eating away at profits and has Georgia producers concerned. The burrower bug can wreak havoc on a farmer’s peanuts without him even knowing.

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March on Washington is celebrated

Local leaders remember that day 50 years ago and how it changed the country.

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FTC case with Phoebe, Authority settled

The Hospital Authority and Phoebe Putney Health System have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the acquisition of Palmyra Medical Center violated federal antitrust laws.

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Metro Albany's unemployment rate declines to 9.8 percent in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.8 percent in July, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in June. The rate was 10.1 percent in July a year ago.

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Area officials monitor river, creek levels

Emergency management staffers believe the area will avoid major flooding unless heavy rains arrive

Albany gas pump prices jump; state, national averages lower

While gas pump prices nationally and in Georgia have declined over the past week, motorists in metro Albany have seen a nine-cent average price hike.

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Motorists seeing welcome break at the pump

Metro Albany has the lowest average gas prices of any Georgia metro area Monday as fuel costs decline.

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Albany Herald debuts new look today

For the first time since 2000, The Albany Herald has a design change.

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Senate hopeful visits Albany

Michelle Nunn is looking to fill the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie.

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Ex-AP correspondent dies of cancer at age 71

Elliott Minor covered Southwest Georgia for more than two decades for The Associated Press.

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Miller County Hospital seeking nurses

Hospital officials hope to fill about 15 vacancies at a recruitment event planned for Aug. 15 in Bainbridge.

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Albany, SWGA unemployment rates rise

Seasonal factors contributed to the rise in unemployment rates in June, Georgia Department of Labor officials said.

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ASU, Darton inject $291 million into economy

The two institutions teamed up to generate more than 3,400 jobs in the southwest Georgia region.

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House rejects farm bill

Georgia's delegation splits across partisan lines as well on the agricultural legislation.