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Fundraising work continues for Senior Life Enrichment Center

The Senior Life Enrichment Center being constructed for the SOWEGA Council on Aging is set to be complete at the end of November.

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Georgia farmers find help in Rains

Glen Rains says his ultimate goal is to develop an automated field scout for growers.

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'Tigger Run' raises $23,500

The event is in memory of 15-year-old Nathan Toal, who was killed in a Jeep accident on his family's farm on March 26, 2012.

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'Bright Side' to debut Sunday

A new Albany Herald feature will give readers an opportunity to share some of the better things about Southwest Georgia.

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‘RIDEforHOPE’ raises $11,000

A fundraiser exceeds its goal in raising money to fight cancer in Southwest Georgia.

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Albany Herald's 'blue' today for colorectal cancer awareness

The Herald is working with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia to raise awareness about screening for colorectal cancer.

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The 'Big 10' for the week of March 1-8, 2013

These were the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of March 1 through March 8, 2013.

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VOTE TO NAME THE ALBANY HERALD'S NEW COLUMN

More than 220 suggested names have been narrowed to seven. Voting will be open through 5 p.m. on March 8.

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Outlook 2013: MCLB-Albany continues to go green

There are $22.7 million in projects currently underway at MCLB-Albany, many of which have been prompted by energy-efficiency efforts.

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Outlook 2013: Centering Pregnancy, social media focus for public health

In all, roughly $60,000 has been invested to bring a telemedicine component to Centering Pregnancy, officials say.

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Outlook 2013: Phoebe strengthening regional presence

An emergency center overhaul at Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald is among the projects the Phoebe Putney Health System will be engaged in this year.

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Outlook 2013: Georgia's economy expected to outpace national average

University of Georgia officials predict improved outlook statewide in 2013.

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Outlook 2013: Albany economy stable, facing challenges

Business column

When reviewing the economic prospects for the Albany area in 2013, they can be described as stable, but highly susceptible to market shocks. Referring to last year, despite seeing a Georgia economy finally growing at a faster rate than their regional counterparts, our area lagged. Despite Albany’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falling from 10.1 percent to 9.5 percent over the last year, there was no net job growth in 2012.

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Outlook 2013: Hard work defines Prince success

John Prince III owns nine successful car dealerships in four South Georgia cities, including Albany.

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Outlook section included today

A special 10-page section includes numerous financial-related stories on metro Albany issues.