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Harveys supermarket supports Wounded Warriors

Harveys supermarkets to donate July 4th profits to Wounded Warriors

In an effort to show their support for those that have sacrificed for the country’s independence Harveys supermarket and its parent company Southeastern Grocers will be donating all of the company’s profits on July Fourth to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Iskason cool on U.S. thawing relations with Cuba

Senator from Georgia said Cuban government still has much for which to answer

The announcement Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would resume diplomatic ties Wednesday is another example of the Obama administration negotiating “what the other side wants first,” U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., says.

Fourth of July travel expected to be heaviest in eight years

More than 1.17 million Georgians expected to travel over the long Independence Day weekend

With 41.5 million people expected to travel over the Fourth of July holiday period, about 85 percent will go by auto. Low gas prices, higher wages and a more optimistic view of the economy are seen as contributing factors for the increased travel, which will be watched closely by increased patrolling on the part of law enforcement.

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New fireworks law allows bigger bangs

July 1 law allows any legally made fireworks not banned by the federal government

Georgia HB 110, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, makes legal many types of commercial fireworks just in time for Independence Day festivities.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - July 1-7, 2015

Events in and around the Albany area

Get ready for some bright lights overhead and loud bangs as Albany and Southwest Georgia celebrate the nation's birthday.

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State gas tax hike hits local governments hardest

Loss of exemption increases government fuel costs by 18 1/2 cents a gallon

While drivers in Georgia are expecting a 6 to 7 cent uptick in fuel costs through the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, local governments are looking at an 18 1/2-cents-a-gallon increase.

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Georgia, other states want federal waters rule stricken

Attorneys general say EPA, Corps of Engineers illegally expanding authority over waters

In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and AG’s with other states are asking a federal judge to find a new rule the federal Environmental Protecion Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have written to be an illegal usurping of states’ authority and to prevent the rule from being implemented.

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Georgia delegation congressional votes - June 19-25, 2015

House and Sente votes cast by the Georgia congressional delegation

These are key votes that were cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation from XXX until XXX.

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Albany State University is having economic, research impacts on Southwest Georgia

According to a 2014 study by the University of Georgia, ASU had $141 million impact on region

Touting its economic impact over nine southwest Georgia, Albany State University officials said last week that the university is also making its presence felt regionally and nationally in the area of research.

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First Albany X-BOTS event draws attention to STEM education | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Albany Technical College and GeorgiaFIRST bring off-season robotics competition to Albany

While robotics is still a new educational tool in Albany and Southwest Georgia, Albany Tech officials have ambitions to make ATC a regional robotics hub, which also could have a positive effect on STEM studies and education rates in the region.

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Scorching summer heat may cut watermelon crop early

As temperatures nudge triple digits, melons are getting sunburned

Watermelons, a staple of Fourth of July festivities, are looking at a shorter-then-normal season that could end as early as Wednesday.

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Young Scholars get ag experience at UGA Tifton campus

Program shows students career opportunities while giving them experience

The Young Scholars program brings advanced high school students to University of Georgia campuses at Tifton, Griffin and Athens for six-week summer courses that expose the students to agriculture and the sciences.

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A Table With A View: Jacqueline Jenkins

Jacqueline Jenkins serves as epidemiologist, health promotions manager for the Southwest Public Health District

The field of epidemiology involves not just looking at the disease a patient has, but where the patient has been and who they have been in contact with in order to get them treatment and prevent further spread.

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China, India play key roles in future of cotton prices

China is the world's largest user and its second-largest producer of cotton

Actions and weather a half a world away directly affects the pocketbooks of Georgia cotton producers.

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Albany area reacts to Supreme Court same-sex ruling

South Georgia feelings divided over Supreme Court ruling

Not unlike those around the rest of the country reactions in southwest Georgia to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling stating that state’s cannot ban same sex marriage has been somewhat mixed.