Calhoun County


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Peanut producers worry about thrips

Advice given on how to protect against the tiny inspect

There are more than 7,000 species of thrips, but only two cause problems for Georgia farmers and UGA researchers — tobacco thrips and western flower thrips.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has successful battle with cancer

The long-time U.S. representative from the 2nd District says he is cancer-free

Rep. sanford Bishop, D-Albany, says he will remain bald for an indefinite time as a show of solidarity with fellow cancer survivors.

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Southwest Georgians named in Georgia Trend as among 100 most influential Georgians

Hospital CEO, congressmen named in latest edition of Georgia Trend

Joel Wernick, president and CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System, has made the list now for eight consecutive years.

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Albany bracing for second sub-20 degree night

Temperatures expected to be the coldest in more than 20 years

Most of the country endures sub-freezing temperatures, and Albany is no exception.

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Rainfall plays havoc with farmers, construction projects

More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013

More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013, creating a muddy mess for famers and construction projects.

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November unemployment down in Albany, Southwest Georgia

Job increases, insurance claims drop results in jobless rate decline

Officials with the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the unemployment rate for metro Albany last month was at its lowest since it was 8.1 percent in March 2009.

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No surprises in recent state health rankings

Health behaviors cited as areas needed for improvement in recent report

A recent report showed that things such as childhood poverty and obesity are the things that still need to be improved on to help the overall state of health in Georgia.

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Albany area gains jobs in November

Albany area job gain points toward lower unemployment rates for November

The Georgia Department of Labor announce that the Georgia unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent in November, its lowest point in the last five year.

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Americans expected to set year-end holiday travel record

About three out of 10 Americans will travel over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period

When it comes to holiday traveling, about 91 percent of Americans plan to drive.

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Albany retailers say Christmas shopping has been strong

Many local retail stores feel business has been good this year

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing many Albany area retailers say business has been steady and on par with, if not better than, last year.

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Mediacom completes digital upgrades

The Albany cable provider plans to expand its TV lineup

Mediacom completes digital upgrades, will expand TV lineup and boost Internet speed.

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Know of some good places to see Christmas lights?

The Christmas season is shining in metro Albany

If you know of any houses we should feature, send the address to

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Nominations open for Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer

The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 11-17, 2013

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

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Southwest Georgia Education Notebook -- Dec. 11, 2013

Three area students earn scholarships from the University of Georgia