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Albany City Clerk Sonja Tolbert named president of state organization

City official pushes education for employees she calls 'backbone' of city government

Albany City Clerk Sonja Tolbert is named president of the 400-member Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association.

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Distractions for teen drivers worse than previously thought

Albany traffic officers say teen drivers too distracted

A study by AAA and the University of Iowa finds teen driver distractions to be four times worse than earlier believed.

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Guitars and Golf country music concert set Friday

Guitars and Golf to feature Highway 55, Cole Taylor and Adam Sanders

In what could also be called country concert for a cause, next weekend’s Guitars and Golf fundraiser will feature three country music talents coming together to help raise money for a good cause.

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Albany birdwatching enthusiasts set to flock to Gulf Coast

Albany Audubon Society heading south in April to greet migrating birds

The Albany Audubon Society is preparing for its annual spring field trip to the Gulf Coast to spot birds migtating north from their winter homes in South and Central America.

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Albany YMCA presents Annette Bullard with belated YMCA Treasure Award

Bad weather last month delayed her receiving her award for being an inspiration to the Y family

Dan Gillan, Albany Area YMCA CEO, honored Annette Bullard at the monthly meeting of “the breakfast club,” a group of YMCA seniors who meet monthly for fellowship and birthday celebration.

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Georgia's Path2College's Mitch Seabaugh urges early savings plan for college education

Seabaugh said that every dollar saved today will help offset education expenses tomorrow

Mitch Seabaugh, executive director of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan, touts early college savings plan and $30,000 sweepstakes.

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Albany's Darsey Oil Company is now Dilmar Oil Company

Changing oil industry leads to sale of long-standing Albany business

Knowing when things have run their course is often difficult to ascertain, especially when it comes to how you make your living, but for businessman Chuck Darsey making the decision to sell long-standing Albany business Darsey Oil Company came as clearly as the writing on a white board.

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Albany to host art, music showcase

Kiwanis event planned April 25 in downtown venues

The event is also seen as an opportunity to highlight Albany and its downtown area.

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Dougherty County sheriff's investigator warns of common scams

Some Albany scams originate with Russian mafia, investiagtor says

Capt. Craig Dodd speaks to Exchange Club members about common scams on senior citizens.

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Albany State University to kick off 'Rams in the Roses' campaign

The school will be seeking funds to send the ASU Marching Band to the Tournament of Roses Parade

Tournament of Roses Parade President Mike Matthiessen to visit Albany next week to get a first-hand look at the ASU Marching Band

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Deerfield-Windsor School wins GISA AAA state literary championship

Champions included Lacey Coleman, Helena Augenstein, Taylor Richter, Hadden Kelley, Reed Reynolds, and Ryan Williams, and Steven Feng.

The Deerfield-Windsor School Literary Team won the GISA AAA State Literary Championship at Valdosta State University on Thursday.

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Bassist Kevin Dawkins blown away by public recognition

Kevin Dawkins of Cut N Run named Friday JAM poll favorite bassist

When Cut N Run bassist and area music scene fixture Kevin Dawkins found out he had been chosen as Albany’s favorite bass player in the recent Friday JAM music polls, he was overwhelmed that his lifelong passion had made such an impact on local fans and music lovers.

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Tim Davis: God put me on this planet to play drums

Herald’s Friday JAM Poll favorite has a long love affair with drumming

Herald Friday Jam favorite Tim Davis started his musical career young, and he’s vowed to keep playing drums as long as he can hold sticks.

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Oncologist Dr. Chirag Jani named Phoebe 2015 Physician of the Year

Dr. Chirag Jani wins first Phoebe Physicial Group award

Having completed medical school in India at age 22, Jani brought his knowledge to the United States. He went on to earn board certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care and hematology and oncology. He serves as the medical director of the Phoebe Cancer Center.

Albany town hall meeting on community services

Array of speakers at Albany town hall meeting

Jon Howard’s town hall meeting will present programs for low to moderate income residents.