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Georgia peanut yields higher than expected

Crop pales in comparison to last year’s yield

It was feared earlier in the season that high accumulations of rainfall during the summer washed out portions of farmers’ peanut fields. While reports are low of that being the case, rain did provide other farmers with enough water for their crops to exceed normal growth.

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Liberty House promotes Christmas 'adoption' of victims of abuse

The Adopt a Family Program helps victims of abuse in the Albany area during the holidays

Liberty House’s adoption program for victims of abuse is designed to make the Christmas holidays brighter through the gift of giving.

Albany 2013 One Warm Coat project under way

Second Harvest of South Georgia and Central Monitoring coordinate coat effort in Albany

The Albany One Warm Coat project will run through Jan. 15. The One Warm Coat hotline is (229) 434-1176.

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Florida lawsuit threatens irrigation practices in Southwest Georgia

Experts say Georgia farmers are among the nation’s most efficient in their use of water for irrigation practices.

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Region braces for tropical storm

Tropical Storm Karen is expected bring winds and rain to Southwest Georgia this weekend.

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Rep. Sanford Bishop issues statement in regard to shutdown

Congressman says American people have a right to be mighty fed up.

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Calhoun State Prison to get new warden

A deputy warden at Wilcox State Prison has been promoted to warden of Calhoun State Prison in Morgan effective Tuesday.

Albany unemployment rate decreases in August

Albany and Southwest Georgia unemployment continues to steadily decline. Decrease in rates can be attributed to a reduction in the labor force.

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Southwest Georgia to see among highest health plan rates

Among the lowest qualified health plan rates to come out of the market place under the Affordable Care Act shows that the lowest rates will be in the north Georgia area.

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HHS Regional Director Pamela Roshell visits Albany, discusses health reform

A forum presented by state Sen. Freddie Powell Sims, District 12, presented a forum featuring Pamela Roshell from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss the Affordable Care Act in relation to the market place.

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SOWEGA Senior Center moving toward December completion, in need of donations

Fundraising continues for the massive new center for senior citizens in the metro Albany area.

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On the Job with Lyndia Sue Wright

Lynda Sue Wright serves as the director for the weapon systems management center at Marine Corps Logistics Command at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Unmanned aerial vehicles could be soaring success for farmers

This technology will not be available for commercial use until 2015.

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USDA aims to make school meals more tasty

Stung by “tastes like vomit” critiques from some students, the USDA looks to make school meals more palatable.

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United Way aims to raise $1.2 million

The goal for the 2013 United Way campaign comprises of the agency’s campaign and a combined federal campaign, officials say.