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UGA research to be featured at annual peanut tour

The 27th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held in south Georgia, Sept. 17-19. Started as an effort to attract more buyers to the state, the tour is an opportunity for industry leaders and farmers to showcase the crop’s quality and planting and how peanuts are handled post-harvest.

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Burrower bugs silent threats to peanuts

A silent peanut pest is eating away at profits and has Georgia producers concerned. The burrower bug can wreak havoc on a farmer’s peanuts without him even knowing.

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Area officials monitor river, creek levels

Emergency management staffers believe the area will avoid major flooding unless heavy rains arrive

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Albany Herald debuts new look today

For the first time since 2000, The Albany Herald has a design change.

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Senate hopeful visits Albany

Michelle Nunn is looking to fill the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie.

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Ex-AP correspondent dies of cancer at age 71

Elliott Minor covered Southwest Georgia for more than two decades for The Associated Press.

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ASU, Darton inject $291 million into economy

The two institutions teamed up to generate more than 3,400 jobs in the southwest Georgia region.

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House rejects farm bill

Georgia's delegation splits across partisan lines as well on the agricultural legislation.

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LOGCOM set for new commanding general

Brig. Gen. John Broadmeadow will formally assume command of Marine Corps Logistics Command in late July.

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Cancer Survivors Day a cause for celebration

More than a 100 survivors and their families gather for lunch, line dancing, fellowship and to celebrate another year.

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Arlington woman charged with embezzlement

A Calhoun County woman has been charged with 28 counts of theft-related offenses, say officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Sylvester.

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Albany, Southwest Georgia jobless rates move downward

A county-by-county breakdown from the Labor Department shows that Dougherty County had an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent in April.

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Wooden crosses designed to honor fallen soldiers

For the first time, fallen area soldiers will be honored with crosses at the Albany Mall.

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In the Military - May 20, 2013

This is a periodic column that reports on Southwest Georgians who are in or joining the military.

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Local high school graduates set to begin walking on May 17

Commencements for Sherwood and Terrell Academy will start a long parade of high school graduations.