Calhoun County


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October events set for Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

Divas and Desserts, Cancer STOMP, Buddy Check 10K and Pretty in Pink Extravaganza set during the month

The Tift County Cancer STOMP is taking place at the Tiftarea YMCA soccer fields at 1657 Carpenter Road South in Tifton from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. The annual Cancer STOMP series will wrap up with an event at the Meredyth Place complex located at 2709 Meredyth Drive from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 24.

Former peanut company managers sentenced in federal court

Defendants apologize in court to victims and families of victims

Samuel Lightsey and Daniel Kilgore are sentenced to federal prison terms for their part in a nationwide salmonella outbreak.

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Is legalized pari-mutuel betting on horses in Georgia nearing the starting gate?

Two Georgia Horse Racing Coalition execs make their pitch during an informal Albany town hall meeting

Legalizing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia, which would allow for a horse racing track to be built, has floated around the state Capitol like the fabled Lost Dutchman for nearly a decade. And, like the Dutchman, it is rarely seen, but its presence is always felt.

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FERC gets an earful from Sabal Trail pipeline opponents

More than 200 show up for public hearing at Albany Civic Center

A sometimes passionate, sometimes angry crowd offers comments on the Sabal Trail pipeline at a public hearing in Albany.

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Georgia Peanut Bank Week set for Oct. 12-16

Harvest-time event recognizes economic impact of peanuts

For the 39th year, the grower/banker relationship will again be highlighted as the Georgia Peanut Commission joins with the Georgia Bankers Association for Georgia Peanut Bank Week, which is set for Oct. 12-16.

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Back the Blue movement gaining momentum

SOWEGA residents showing support for local law enforcement through Back the Blue campaign

Although it has started becoming a familiar sight around Albany and other parts of Southwest Georgia, a group of well-meaning residents are hoping to see even more blue ribbons, signs and flyers, showing support for the area’s law enforcement community.

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Gas prices creeping upward

Average price for metro Albany rises 13 cents in past week

Motorists saw gas pump prices jump last week in what gas price watchers expect will be a short-lived hitch in the trend to lower prices.

Albany Herald pink Monday for breast cancer awareness

Portion of advertising proceeds from today to go to Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for this year include about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer to be diagnosed in women, about 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ to be diagnosed and about 40,290 women to die from breast cancer.

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SUNDAY ECLIPSE: Clouds likely to hinder Albany area view of super-sized 'blood moon' | VIDEO

Viewing likely to be poor for rare lunar eclipse of moon at perigee

Sunday night’s lunar eclipse is an unusual event for two reasons. It is the last in a tetrad (four consecutive total eclipses) and it is occurring when the moon’s orbit is closest to the Earth. Weather forecasters say the viewing likely will be poor in Southwest Georgia, with 75-88 percent of the sky obscured by opaque cloud cover.

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Silversun Pickups return with new album

Alt rockers' Better Nature hits shelves today

As Los Angeles alternative rockers Silversun Pickups return to the public’s attention today with the release of their latest full-length, Better Nature, drummer Christopher Guanlao says it’s been a long time coming.

Unemployment rates dip in Albany

Unemployment rate in Albany was the highest of the 14 Georgia metro areas in August

Over the year, metro Albany initial unemployment claims were down by 2.6 percent from 538 in August 2014. In Southwest Georgia, claims were down over the year by 7.9 percent from 1,133 the same time last year, labor officials said.

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office warns against falling for IRS phone scam

Capt. Craig Dodd says the IRS will not call threatening you with jail time over the phone

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Thursday to warn citizens about falling for the latest IRS scam which is making the rounds nation-wide.

Albany Almanac - Sept. 24, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

State DNR board votes to allow pipeline easements along waterways

Controversial Alabama-Georgia-Florida natural gas pipeline a step closer to reality

The Georgia DNR board voted unanimously Wednesday to grant easements for a natural gas pipeline to pass under six state waterways.

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Judge A. Wallace Cato will not seek re-election

Longtime South Georgia Judicial Circuit Judge A. Wallace Cato to retire at end of term

After having served the citizens of Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Grady and Mitchell counties for nearly 50 years South Georgia Judicial Circuit Judge A. Wallace Cato announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2016.