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Leesburg holds 2nd annual 9/11 Heroes Run

Leesburg race honors fallen military heroes

Leesburg’s second 9/11 Heroes Run attracted 150 runners, up from the initial event’s 120..

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Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

OUTLOOK 2014: A refurbished Dougherty High School set to reopen in August of next year

Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

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Senate passes farm bill (VIDEO)

The Senate action sends the bill to the president for his signature

Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators support passage of a new, five-year farm bill.

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South Georgians dominate the country music charts

CELEBRITY WATCH: Phillip Phillips getting ready for Canada tour

Alex Kendrick will hit the big screen in May in a movie starring Patricia Heaton, while Paula Deen takes her cokking show on the road to New York state.

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Luke Bryan ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee

Luke Bryan will co-host the Academy of Country Music Awards show on April 6.

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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation mixed on reactions to State of the Union address (VIDEOS)

Republicans are critical of President Obama for what they see as job-killing policies

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has a positive reaction to the president’s speech, while U.S. Rep. Austin Scott is critical, as are Georgia’s two U.S. senators.

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Peanut producers worry about thrips

Advice given on how to protect against the tiny inspect

There are more than 7,000 species of thrips, but only two cause problems for Georgia farmers and UGA researchers — tobacco thrips and western flower thrips.

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Miss Georgia Carly Mathis urges Kiwanians to 'make a difference in someone's life'

Mathis says life has slowed a bit since her Top 10 finish at last year's Miss America Pageant

Miss Georgia, Carly Mathis, urges Kiwanians to ‘make a difference in someone’s life.’

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Southwest Georgia Briefs - Jan. 19, 2014

Dougherty County elections supervisor to speak at Albany Civil Rights Institute

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014 Leadership Lee program.

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CELEBRITY WATCH: Paula Deen hits the high seas

Luke Bryan and Jennifer Nettles have concerts scheduled for Atlanta and Jacksonville this year

Phillip Phillips appears to be focusing on song writing and studio work, while the Kendrick brothers are writing a script for their production company’s first film.

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Luke Bryan headlining first stadium shows this summer

The two-part concert tour includes a July 25 performance at the Lakewood amphitheater in Georgia

Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour includes stadium shows in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Chicago.

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Albany Frontier Festival diminished, not defeated

Chehaw festival challenged by cold and rain

Hurt by rain and a previous cold snap, the Chehaw Frontier Festival carries on.

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Lee County Commission re-elects officers to start new year

Rick Muggridge will serve a second year-long term as chairman of the board

Dennis Roland was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve another year-long term as vice chairman of the Lee County Commission.

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Arrest made in Smithville cold-case murder

New evidence leads to arrest in 6-year-old homicide case

Charges are pending against a suspect in the Jan. 15, 2008 slaying of A.J. Mosely, 82, of Smithville.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has successful battle with cancer

The long-time U.S. representative from the 2nd District says he is cancer-free

Rep. sanford Bishop, D-Albany, says he will remain bald for an indefinite time as a show of solidarity with fellow cancer survivors.