Calhoun County


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Broad Avenue Bridge project progressing on schedule

The replacement span is above the 500-year flood level that split Albany in two 20 years ago

While Memorial Bridge had sentimental value for being the first re-connection between east and west Albany during the Flood of ‘94, it was demolished last year after inspectors determined it was unsafe for motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

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Great Flood disinterred 438 caskets from Albany cemeteries

Forensics experts identified all but 95 bodies washed up during flood

One of the greatest horrors of the Flood of ‘94 was the disinterment of 438 caskets in Albany riverside cemeteries.

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Weather conditions in 1994 were perfect for disastrous Alberto

Flooding from Alberto covered an area as big as Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined

An analysis of the Flood of 1994 showed that the effects of the storm after it made landfall were underestimated by much of the public.

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Flood of 1994 spurred building boom at Albany State University

Former ASU President Portia Holmes-Shields says flood was one of the best things to happen at the university

Both Albany State and the Dougherty County School System got new buildings following the Great Flood.

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Volunteers key to cleaning up after Flood of 1994

More than 33,000 volunteers spent more than five weeks cleaning up flood damaged property.

After the waters finally receded, the real work began for those in the Good Life City who volunteered to clean up the wreckage of Albany in the wake of the Flood of ‘94.

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FRIDAY JAM: Good times at Briar Patch 2014 | VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY

Damascus music festival has plenty to offer music fans

Two Briar Patch Festival first-timers share a little love for the three-day event.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop concerned over potential impact of new carbon emission rules

Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.

Retail gas prices sliding slowly

Metro Albany has lowest average pump price of Georgia metro areas Monday

While gas pump prices in Albany and statewide are beating the national average, they are up from what motorists were paying a year ago.

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U.S. Senate candidates make last pitches to area voters

Jack Kingston, David Perdue attempt to woo voters before today's Republican primary

Senate candidates trade barbs as polls set to open

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Albany Area Chamber honors local legislators

Reps. Carol Fullerton, Ed Rynders and Gerald Greene were recognized for their contributions to the area.

Albany Area Chamber officials say the 2014 General Assembly session was a good on for the area.

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Hot cars deadly for children

Overlooking a child left in a hot car can be fatal, officials warn

The death Monday of a 2-year-old girl in DeKalb County is the fourth fatality this year involving a child trapped inside a hot vehicle.

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Southwest Georgia 40 Under Forty recipients for 2014 honored (VIDEO)

The group of 40 young professionals are recognized at an annual luncheon Thursday

The Albany Herald and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Southwest Georgia’s 40 Under Forty with a luncheon Thursday at Stonebridge Country Club.

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Deadly storm system reaches Georgia

Some parts of Southwest Georgia could get 8 inches of rain by Wednesday evening

A powerful storm system that has spawned rain, wind and tornadoes that have destroyed property and claimed at least 30 lives in central southern states is moving through Georgia today and tomorrow.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging Director Kay Hind's senior center dream a reality (VIDEO)

The grand opening of Senior Life Enrichment Center planned Thursday

The new SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center will be properly shown off Thursday with a dedication, ribbon-cutting and dinner/dance.

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Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.