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Albany Museum of Art fall Family Day set for Saturday

The free event includes arts stations for children

Family Day allows families to get acquainted with what the museum has to offer while also having an entertaining time.

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New Albany Area Arts Council exhibit starts Thursday

Dominick Gheesling photos subject of new exhibit at Albany's Carnegie Library

WayDown, the latest exhibit hosted by the Albany Area Arts Council at the Carnegie Library, begins this week and will feature Valdosta artist Dominick Gheesling.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - Oct. 1, 2014

A roundup of news in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Convenience store robbed for third time; cancer benefit set; foreclosure rates down; lucky lottery player; old farm skills workshop rescheduled; county jail gets repairs funding.

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Rabbitman principal defaulted on past city loan

Tony Williams: We were told business stimulus loan was forgiven

An Albany businessman who recently leased city-owned property defaulted on a previous business stimulus loan.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the DCSS

DCSS Notebook

Albany/Dougherty County Police, EMS and Fire reports -- Oct. 1, 2014

Police and fire reports

Police and fire reports

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Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month | VIDEO

Albany Marine base kicking off month long domestic violence awareness campaign

The MCLB Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation and Motorcycle Ride was held Tuesday. The riders started their ride from the parking lot adjacent to the installation’s main gate and went onto Fleming Road and Mock Road before arriving at the base chapel for a program meant to begin a month of educational activities at MCLB-Albany to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Dougherty County official calls for Sunday voting

Elections officials choose not to OK Sunday ballots during early voting

A Dougherty County Commissioner wants the county Elections Board to reassess its decision not to allow Sunday voting.

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Gas prices slow their decline

Metro Albany gas prices Monday were significantly below the previous Monday, but were flat year to year

Experts think that after a leveling out gas prices should begin to move downward again.

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Gloria Gaines takes most biting shots at pipeline, government officials

Former Dougherty County commissioner speaks out at community meeting

A former Dougherty County government official makes some sharp remarks during a public forum to discuss a proposed pipeline in the county.

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University of Georgia researchers put skins back into peanut butter

Incorporating some of the nutritious skins in the spread appeals to those who like natural products, researchers say

Peanut skins, which are removed and discarded in the peanut butter manufacturing process, are high in antioxidants and fiber.

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Public forum offers Dougherty County community opportunity to discuss pipeline

Federal, state officials on hand for public discussion of proposed pipeline

A standing-room-only crowd shows up in Albany for a public forum called to discuss the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS -- Sept. 30, 2014

Public safety roundup for Saturday, Sunday and early hours of Monday in Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 68 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Albany police respond to overnight armed robbery, burglary

Two businesses had cash stolen from them in separate theft incidents

Westside Grocery at 2314 W. Gordon Ave. became an armed robbery victim at 11:54 p.m. on Sunday, reports show. Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said officers responded to the business in reference to an armed robbery in progress. The victims said several unknown men entered the store at gunpoint with their faces covered.

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Albany man killed in early Monday shooting at his home

The roommate of the slain occupant was wounded in the foot by the gunfire

Albany police reports say a man was killed and his roommate wounded when an ealry morning knock on their door was followed by gunshots.