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Student wins 2nd Congressional District art competition

Winner of congressional art contest will travel to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop announces Friday the 2nd District winners of the Congressional Art Competition at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Death tax repeal heads to Senate

Resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sanford Boshop, D-Albany, passes House

The Brady-Bishop Act would repeal the federal tax levied on estates. Currently estate inheritances over $5.4 million for an individual or $10.8 million for a couple can be taxed at rates as high as 40 percent.

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Lee County commissioners discuss EMS efficiency

Public fear of privatization of EMS service draws large crowd to Lee County Commission meeting

Lee County’s Opal Cannon Auditorium was nearly full Tuesday night as concerned citizens showed up in droves to find out whether the Lee County Board of Commissioners was going to vote to privatize the county’s Emergency Medical Services at its latest county work session.

Albany Tech, city of Albany host Career Transition Fair

Event is aimed at workers and retireees who want to pursue a second career

Albany Technical College and the city of Albany will offer a Career Transition Fair 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.

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Lee County barbecue restaurant sustains little fire damage

Electrical shortage causes small fire at Meatslanger’s

A minor fire was started at an electrical shortage on the restaurant’s neon pig sign.

Lee County woman accidentally struck by gunshot from son-in-law

Man was attempting to shoot an armadillo near the residence of his in-laws

Maj. Bill Smith said Larry McElory was about 100 yards from the residence of his in laws, Roy Johnson and Carol Johnson, at 380 Gosa Road on Sunday evening when he attempted to shot the armadillo with a 9 mm pistol. The bullet ricocheted of the animal, went through a fence and through the back door of the residence.

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Theatre Albany ready to raise curtain on 'Anne of Green Gables' | PHOTO GALLERY

The play about a late 19th-century Canadian orphan adapting to farmlife opens Friday

“Anne of Green Gables,” based on the popular first novel in the series by L.M. Montgomery, will begin a two-week, seven-performance run Friday evening at Theatre Albany.

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Native American Cultural Festival continues this weekend at Chehaw

The festival is designed to both entertain and educate visitors, giving them a perspective on the history of Native Americans

Chehaw kicked off its largest event of the Friday when the park welcomed its annual Native American Cultural Festival, which will continue today and Sunday.

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Cody Smith, Highway 55 chasing musical dream

Singer, band get boost from favorite recognition in Herald’s JAM poll

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Chehaw Native Voices to feature Native American violinist Arvel Bird

Arvel Bird shares Native American spirituality through his music

For Arvel Bird, the opportunity to perform at this weekend’s Native Voices event at Albany’s Chehaw not only allows him to share his life-long love of music, it’s also a way for him to share the spirituality of Native American culture and show others how those concepts can enrich their lives.

Leesburg police officers to get body cameras

Leesburg police should be equipped with the cameras in three weeks

Leesburg Police Chief Charlie Moore says the 11 body cameras will cost $4,345 and enable each city police officer to be outfitted with one.

Bandit uses threatening device to steal drugs at Lee County pharmacy

Fearing a possible bomb, a Lee County pharmacist give threatening man painkillers

Strong painkillers were stolen Wednesday from the CVS pharmacy in south Lee County by a robber who showed a device strapped to his body that the pharmacist feared might be an explosive.

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Kia of Albany breaks ground at Ledo Road location

Kia of Albany is moving to a spot adjacent to Toyota of Albany

Lee County business and civic leaders gathered Wednesday to welcome the county’s latest new business, as Kia of Albany broke ground on the auto dealerships new location on Ledo Road. The dealership is leaving its Albany location on East Oglethorpe Boulevard.

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Albany SCV Camp to host Confederate Memorial Service

Sons of Confederate Veterans mark state Confederate History and Heritage Month

The Albany-based Sons of Confederate Veterans camp will host a memorial service at Confederate Memorial Park on Saturday.

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Paws Patrol fostering bond between animals and humans

Paws Patrol began in Albany in 1997 under the late Marty Harris

The Paws Patrol group in Albany was started by the late Marty Harris in 1997 after her involvement in the Albany Humane Society and the adoption of her dog, Hero, the lead Paws Patrol dog until his death in 2009. The group currently has 18 volunteers who visit various sites such as hospitals, assisted living centers and libraries.

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