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Albany Tech students prepare creative cuisine (Video)

Individuals can reserve a spot at the table for meals that are unique to Albany

The Albany Technical College Culinary Arts School is now sharing its tasty creations with the public every Thursday.

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Phoebe and Georgia Regents University growing rural doctors

Finding doctors to practice in rural areas a growing concern being addressed by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Georgia Regents University

Phoebe Putney and Georgia Regents University are both working hard to grow new doctors to help serve in rural areas, especially southwest Georgia.

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Albany Coin Club seeks and finds buried treasures

Forgotten bank notes show up at Albany coin show

The Southwest Georgia Coin Club uncovers some forgotten Albany bank notes.

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Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.

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Flint River Habitat celebrates new home with Albany family (Video)

Laura Alexander says the home gives her family the space it needs

Habitat for Humanity celebrates the completion of a brand-new home built with funding and volunteers from Procter & Gamble.

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New Albany restaurant will not have Arctic Bear name

Stewbos Group owners say they will have a new name on their soon-to-be sixth restaurant, a drive-thru on Dawson Road

Bo Henry, co-owner of Stewbos, says the use of the Arctic Bear name, while it fit their concept, wasn’t worth the division it was causing in the family of the founders of the original restaurant.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss looking to next stage of life (Video)

The Georgia senior senator will leave Congress in January after 20 years at Capitol Hill

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he’s looking forward to spending more time with family and exploring post-Senate options, but first he has some work to finish in Congress.

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Albany kids get free flights from experimental aircraft club members

The Young Eagles Program furnishes free flights to kids from MCLB-Albany

Members of a national pilots club give children free airplane rides in the hope that some who participate in the Young Eagles Program will look toward a career in aviation, which already faces a shortage of pilots.

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Hairy legs and high heels raise money at Albany event (Photo gallery)

Albany guys go heeling it down the track against sexual abuse

A group of well-accessorized men in heels help the Albany Lily pad fight sexual abuse of women.

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Paula Deen makes a visit home, y'all (Video)

Celebrity Chef and Albany native drops in town for a meet and greet showing off her new furniture line

After a trying summer of 2013, Albany native Paula Deen has rebounded big with a new consolidation of her businesses under Paula Deen Ventures and plans for a $20 million restaurant and retail center at Dollywood.

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Albany youth hear words of wisdom from Barbara Dooley (Video)

Barbara Dooley addresses Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany youth

Barbara Dooley, wife of famed University of Georgia head football coach and Athletic Director Vince Dooley, shared some words of wisdom with youngsters from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany Thursday night.

Dougherty elections officials expected to announce special County Commission election today

Unless there is a conflict with state law, the election is expected to be conducted May 20

If the special election for Dougherty County Commission District 5 is conducted May 20, the qualifying period would be held next week.

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Phoebe asks city of Albany for $858,000 fee credit for stormwater work the hospital did in 2006

The Albany City Commission tables the fee credit request for study

Officials with Phoebe say the hospital spent the requested credit amount, $858,000, in 2006 on a project to relieve flooding in the hospital’s area.

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MCLB Albany hosts Battle Color Detachment ceremony (Video and Photo Gallery)

Marine Corps Battle Detachment features Silent Drill Team, Color Guard and Drum and Bugle Corps

Hundreds gathered at MCLB Albany to watch the Marine Corps Battle Detachment Ceremony.

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Man threatening to jump from Oglethorpe Bridge talked down by negotiators (Video)

It was the second threatened jumping incident on the Oglethorpe Bouldevard bridge in six weeks

Albany and Dougherty County public safety officials rescue a man who was threatening to jump from the Flint River bridge on Oglethorpe Boulevard.