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Metro Albany Briefs - July 27, 2014

Military veterans in and around the Albany area are invited to attend a service session at Walter H. Burt American Legion Post 30, located at 2916 Gillionville Road.

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Deputy EMA director discusses disaster management processes and procedures | VIDEO

Emergency Management Agency officials have one duty: to protect the public

Dougherty County Emergency Management Deputy Director Jim Vaught discusses disaster management processes and procedures, plans that are critical in mitigating disaster.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - July 27, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices July 10 through 24, 2014.

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City of Albany storm drainage work takes bite out of businesses' bottom lines

Safety Max is among businesses in Albany's warehouse district hurt by limited customer access

Prolonged drainage work takes a $15,000 bite out of an Albany business’ bottom line.

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Deerfield-Windsor awarded $50,000 grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation

The funds will support conference attendance, workshops, and innovative curricular initiatives at the school

Deerfield-Windsor School awarded $50,000 grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation

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Brian Dougherty named Sherwood Christian Academy's new headmaster

Major construction planned on SCA's campus

Earlier this month, Glen Shultz made one of most difficult decisions of his career when he announced he was stepping down after nine years as headmaster at Sherwood Christian Academy.

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Glass-y Guys

Albany natives John Magyar and Jason Beaver share a love of blowing glass

Albany natives John Magyar and Jason Beaver share a love of blowing glass

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FRIDAY JAM: Anderson, Carter among 41 acts at Big Pine Music Festival

Up-and-comers join legends for two-day festival at Albany's Exchange Club Fairgrounds

John Anderson and Clarence Carter are the biggest names scheduled to perform at the Big Pine Music Festival in Albany Oct. 24-25.

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Darrel Ealum upsets Rep. Carol Fullerton in Georgia House 153 runoff

In his third try, Dean Phinazee wins Dougherty School Board District 6 seat

After trailing in the live voting Tuesday, absentee ballots propel Darrel Ealum to the Legislature.

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Karen Kemp resigns as executive director at the Albany Museum of Art

Kemp had held the the AMA's top spot since summer 2012

Karen Kemp has resigned at the Albany Museum of Art

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Bristol Road home named July Yard of the Month | PHOTO GALLERY

The home of Annette and John Cromartie is recognized for the award

The selection is made because of the masterpiece that has been realized from the thought, planning and execution of yards at the Albany residence.

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Baconton/North Mitchell County fire district improves to ISO Class 3 | VIDEO

The change in the ISO rating of the fire district takes effect Oct. 1

Baconton Fire Chief David Forrester says residents and business owners in the North Mitchell County fire district that includes Baconton should contact their insurance carriers about lower costs once the Class 3 ISO rating goes into effect this fall.

Georgia jobless rate for June 7.4% | VIDEO

Season jobs losses and an increased labor force cause a two-tenths of a percent rise from May

Year-to-year, Georgia has shaved a percentage point off its June jobless rate, which was at 8.4% in June 2013.

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Albany track & field legend Alice Coachman dies

Alice Coachman was first black women to win Olympic gold

Albany native Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday at the age of 90.