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Albany City Commissioner B.J. Fletcher: Tax owners of dilapidated properties

Freshman Albany city commissioner’s comments generate animated business discussion

Albany City Commissioner B.J. Fletcher says property owners should be held accountable for not maintaining their properties.

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Families prepare for Easter traditions

There is more to Easter than chocolate bunnies

Modern Easter traditions blend of pagan and Christian practices.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 27 - April 2, 2014

The following are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 27 - April 2, 2014.

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The Big 10 -- March 28-April 4, 2014

The most-read stories at www.albanyherald.com for the past week

The Big Ten for the week of March 28 - April 4, 2014

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 6-14, 2014

The following is a list of meetings happening in the area this week.

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Albany Symphony to present Italian opera for season finale

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present its 50th anniversary season finale featuring highlights from Italian operas on April 12 in the Darton State College Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and on April 13 at 3 pm in the Rylander Theatre in Americus.

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Relay for Life celebrates 20th anniversary

Event for Dougherty, Lee counties will be conducted at fairgrounds

A luminaria ceremonys is planned at 9 p.m. on April 25.

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Business Portfolio - April 6, 2014

News about business people in Southwest Georgia

Jessica Lancer has joined Southwest Georgia Farm Credit as a Client Relations Specialist.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - April 6, 2014

News briefs about Southwest Georgia events

Benefit for cemetery near Climas features food

Department of Juvenile Justice plans career fair in Albany

State seeking veterans to fill fulltime jobs

The job fair is free and open to the public. Department of Juvenile Justice recruiters will be seeking candidates for jobs including administration, transportation, communications, probation, IT, engineering, counseling, maintenance and correctional officers.

Alzheimer's caregivers conference set Thursday

Two nationally-known authorities will speak at the Albany event

Two nationally-known authorities on caring for people who have dementia and memory loss will be in Albany on April 10 for the third annual Caregivers Conference and family and professional caregivers.

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Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections April 6, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty Environmental Health Offices March 31-April 3, 2014.

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Pest harms roots of pecan trees

Research in Tifton may lead to control methods

Prionous root borers, the larval stage of the beetle, damages pecan tree roots by depriving trees of essential water nutrients. This makes them vulnerable to heavy winds. The larvae can also move through the soil and feed on an irrigation system if they encounter a pipe between pecan roots.

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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.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 5, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.