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Albany area lows to be near freezing Friday

Arctic air is pushing its way down to the Gulf Coast

An early arctic blast brings chillier-then-normal temperatures to Southwest Georgia.

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The holiday season is shaping up to be a busy one for flu cases

Flu vaccine, proper hand-washing are encouraged as measures to protect from flu

The holiday season is a time for traveling and family gatherings, but also a time to see more cases of certain infectious, diseases such as cold or flu, making it a priority to know what the protective measures are and to implement them.

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GOP brings in the big guns on final fly-in before Tuesday's elections | VIDEO

Sen. Johnny Isakson touts David Perdue while Gov. Nathan Deal stresses business, jobs and reforms

State Republican leaders visit the Albany airport Monday in last-day push on the eve of election day

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November a month of fairs, festivals, feasting and the arrival of Santa in Albany and Southwest Georgia

The Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia opens a busy November

Santa Claus will beat the Thanksgiving turkey to town as the holiday season gets into full swing in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Standard time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday

The ride home from work will be darker next week after clocks fall back an hour

Standard time will resume at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means daybreak and sunset next week will seem to be earlier.

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Democratic Party of Georgia officials rally behind Ezekiel Holley in state House 151 race | VIDEO

Ezekiel Holley supporters give push ahead of Election Day

Democratic Party of Georgia officials, including Chairman DuBose Porter, were with party leaders and community members in Albany and Dawson on Thursday campaigning for Ezekiel Holley, who is challenging state Rep. Gerald Greene, R-Cuthbert, for the District 151 seat up for grabs on Election Day on Tuesday.

Albany has best gas prices among Georgia metro areas

Albany again leads the eight Georgia metro areas with the lowest average cost of retail gas

Metro Albany motorists were paying an average of $2.663 Monday, with some stations selling as low as $2.589 Monday.

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Georgia Association of Educators endorses Rep. Gerald Green in House 151 race

GAE President Sid Chapman said Gerald Green's background in education played a major role in endorsement

Georgia Association of Educators gives nod to Gerald Greene in House 151 contest.

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House Speaker David Ralston flies in to give boost to Rep. Gerald Greene's re-election effort

Gerald Greene, who has been in the State House since 1983, is facing a challenge from Democrat Ezekiel Holley.

House Speaker David Ralston was in Albany Monday to throw his support behind Gerald Greene’s bid for re-election

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Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia right around the corner

The Exchange Club of Albany prepares for 68th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fair

Few things signal that fall is in full swing like the smell of funnels cakes, the sing-song voice of a carnival barker and the flashing lights of the midway as residents enjoy another year of the Southwest Georgia Regional Fair held each year at Albany’s Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

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Proposed gas pipeline, Flint make Dirty Dozen list

Textile manufacturer pollution, state water policy issues cited as problems for Flint River

The annual Dirty Dozen spotlights threats to the Georgia water resources as well as the polluters and state policies or failures that ultimately harm — or could harm — Georgia property owners, downstream communities, fish and wildlife, hunters, anglers, boaters and swimmers.

Albany motorists averaging 50 cents less per gallon than last year

Metro Albany had the best average gas price in the state Monday at $2.812

Retail gas could be pruchased for less than $2.70 a gallon Monday at some Albany stations.

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Car enthusiasts ride into Albany | PHOTO GALLERY

The 41st annual Artesian City Car Show draws about 100 entrants

Autos ranging from the 1920s to the 2013 were on display Saturday at the 41st annual Artesian City Car Club Show.

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Dougherty County early voting gets off to a strong start

Election season throughout Georgia is well under way

Many Dougherty County voters took advantage of the Columbus Day holiday to cast their ballots in several federal, state and local elections as early voting opened throughout Georgia Monday.

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Average gas price under $3 per gallon in Albany

Metro Albany motorists are paying 28.5 cents less per gallon than the same date last year

Retail gas experts believe the downward pressure on gas prices will continue and that the Georgia average for a gallon of gas could be below $3 by Thanksgiving.