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Mark Richt out as Georgia football coach November 29, 2015

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives four-star Charity Navigator rating

Recent review shows Cancer Coalition received highest Charity Navigator rating

The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was congratulated by Charity Navigator last month for achieving its four-star rating for fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Cancer Coalition received an overall score of 90.78 out of 100, as well as a financial score of 87.59 and an accountability and transparency of 96.

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Too much water bad for peanut crop

too much irrigation can invite diseases and reduce yields

Wes Porter, UGA Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation specialist, says that, while water is essential to peanut production in Georgia, overirrigation can be just as detrimental.

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HOLIDAY PROJECT: Trinity Thanksgiving Tree can become a meaningful family tradition | PHOTOS

Thanksgiving project is one the kids can help with

The idea is that you decorate your tree with an autumn-colored leaf that bears something for which you’re thankful.

Near freezes expected Sunday and Monday nights

Coldest weather of the fall so far to make a brief visit

While temperatures are expected to dip into the low 30s Sunday and Monday nights, the early forecast for Thanksgiving Day is for mild temperatures and sunny skies.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce presents legislative agenda at Rise N Shine | PHOTOS

Infrastructure, workforce development headline Albany Area Chamber agenda

The need for improved infrastructure and work force development highlight the most recent Albany Area Chamber of Commerce legislative agenda which was presented to state leaders and the public Thursday during the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Rise N Shine Breakfast at Doublegate County Club.

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Lee County Manager Ron Rabun ousted

Decision comes during called meeting

Lee County commissioners vote to terminate Ron Rabun’s employment

One Warm Coat drive under way

Central Monitoring, Second Harvest Food Bank team up for One Warm Coat

Albany’s Central Monitoring has teamed up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southwest Georgia to make sure everyone in the area is able to stay warm this winter with One Warm Coat.

Southwest Georgia Briefs -- Nov. 8, 2015

Detour for bridge construction near Smithville delayed

A detour planned by the Georgia Department of Transportation to allow construction of a new bridge on State Route 118 over the Muckaloochee Creek has been delayed until Dec. 1.

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Luke Bryan wins 2nd straight CMA Entertainer of the Year Award

Newcomer Chris Stapleton has big night at CMA Awards

Luke Bryan, a Leesburg native, wins his second straight Entertainer of the Year Award at the Country Music Association’s 49th annuals awards show, with Miranda Lambert taking her sixth straight yop female vocalist award and Chris Stapelton take both newcomer and top male vocalist awards.

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Proposed Sabal Trail pipeline makes water coalition Dirty Dozen

Georgia Water Coalition says Sabal Pipeline risky for SOWEGA

As a proposed 500-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through the heart of Southwest Georgia moves closer to becoming a reality, the state’s leading water quality watchdog group has weighed in by listing the project as one of Georgia’s top water threats.

Smithville mayor's race hinges on two provisional ballots

Sylvester voters approve liquor by the drink

The City of Smithville will have to wait until Friday to find out if it has a new mayor when Lee County Elections officials determine the validity of two provisional ballots.

Five indicted in Lee County brawl

Investigation into brawl stemmed from fight on May 10

Aric William Lee Cates of Leesburg; Terry James Gravett Jr. of Albany; Alexandrea Marie Cates of Leesburg; Taylor Elaine Lewis of Leesburg and Klaudia Jade Truluck of Oakfield, were indicted in connection to the incident confirmed Lewis Lamb, chief assistant district attorney for the Southwestern Judicial Circuit.

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Dinner recognizes RSVP ramp builders | PHOTOS

Chef Dennis Mayer donates, prepares food to honor senior group

The Southwest Georgia Council on Aging’s RSVP ramp-building volunteers are honored with a dinner donated and prepared by a local chef.

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In Georgia, beef is up, cotton is down and poultry is still on top

Nine of the top 10 peanut counties are in Southwest Georgia

UGA’s annual county-by-county survey allows the public and policy makers to get a clear picture of Georgia agriculture

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections -- Oct. 25-30, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 25-30.