Calhoun County


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Handwashing, communication with schools key in preventing spread of childhood diseases

Aside from flu, some common illnesses in children include shigella, scabies and hand, foot and mouth

The onset of flu has already prompted the distribution of educational materials stressing the importance of taking the measures to prevent the spread of flu, but that is not the only illness parents should be concerned about.

ALBANY AREA BRIEFS: Leesburg Council votes to set tax rate at six mills

Foreclosure activity in metro Albany declines

Second Harvest is seeking volunteers to held that day to be a part of the fight against hunger in South Georgia; anti-bullying event scheduled in Albany.

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SPOOKY SPENDING: Costumes, candy and decorations dominate Halloween retail this season

Sales are expected to be down some from 2014 Halloween spending

Nationally, consumers are expected to spend $6.9 billion celebrating the event, with the biggest share of that going to costumes, followed by candy purchases.

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Albany State University Homecoming Week has estimated $4 million impact on region

Numbers leave little doubt as to ASU's importance to Albany's economy.

T-shirt vendor James Dozier of Atlanta represents a microcosm of the economic impact of Albany State University’s annual Homecoming Week celebration on Albany and the region as a whole.

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Auto show at Albany Mall has good turnout | PHOTOS

Car show draws 88 displays and competitors

The Atesian City Car Club’s 42nd annual Open Car, Truck and Street Road Show at the Albany Mall on Saturday draws 88 displays and competitors.

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Albany State University celebrates Homecoming Week

Festivities begin this afternoon with the crowning of a new Miss ASU at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

As vendors tents begin to pop up around the city, it can mean just one thing — it’s homecoming week for Albany State University.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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Religion Bulletin - Oct. 9, 2015

Chad Ellis named senior pastor of Gillionville Baptist Church

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. His next scheduled appearance is Oct. 18.

Vehicle registration renewal notices delayed; renewal deadlines remain

State vendor gums up vehicle registration renewal works, officials say

Vehicle registration renewal notices in the state are being delayed due to a vendor’s inability to fulfill its contractual obligation. Vehicles’ registration still must be renewed by regular deadline.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 7-13, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Holiday Flavors Classic: Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Recipe gives a lower-fat twist on a seasonal favorite

This recipe is one in a series from submitted recipes for The Albany Herald’s annual Holiday Flavors. Today’s is Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie from Judy Hood of Leesburg in the 1993 edition.

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Artesian City Car Club annual open show rolls into Albany Saturday | 2014 SHOW PHOTOS

Muscle cars, antique autos, new models and trucks will be showcased

Muscle cars, antique autos, new models and trucks will be showcased Saturday when the Artesian City Car Club hosts its 42nd annual Open Car, Truck and Street Road Show on the grounds in front of the Albany Mall.

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Chris Cohilas named to educational collaborative board

Dougherty Commission selects chairman to be part of education initiative

Meeting a request by Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely, the Dougherty County Commission selects its chairman, Chris Cohilas, to serve on a city/county education initiative board.

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UGA researchers predict peak deer movement times

Map based on peak deer breeding dates

Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Georgia developed a map to predict peak deer movements.

SOWEGA Council on Aging hosting domestic violence workshop

SOWEGA Council on Aging Ombudsman Program will host Oct. 19 event at The Plaza Restaurant in Thomasville

Officials say strangulation is common in abusive relationships, yet it often goes unreported by survivors and undetected by law enforcement and other professionals working with survivors, leaving those who use this tactic of physical abuse unaccountable and risking the lives of survivors.