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Lee County-Westover game fans find early morning start more merciful

Football fans turn out in early morning sun

Fans at Saturday’s Lee County - Westover game turn out despite the early morning heat.

Albany area unemployment up in July

July numbers show area unemployment on the rise

Despite the the month to month increases in the jobless rate from Albany and Southwest Georgia, both rates were favorable compared to last year’s as metro Albany’s was down year over year from the 9.3 percent reported in 2013. Southwest Georgia’s 9.1 percent was the same rate reported last July.

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Phillip Phillips to headline Music=Change

Music=Change benefit concert Friday night to feature Phillip Phillips

Former American Idol winner and platinum recording artist Phillip Phillip is returning to his hometown this weekend to lend his support to a good cause as headliner of the Music=Change benefit.

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Lee student's artwork featured at U.S. Capitol

Savana Harris’ artwork will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year.

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Lee County panel recommends road resurfacing, paving priority lists

Lovers Lane No. 1 on the proposed Lee County resurfacing list

While Lovers Lane Road is No. 1 on the resurfacing list, Forrester Parkway Extension in western Lee County is No. 1 on the paving or new construction list.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 8-14, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 8 through 14.

Southwest Georgia public health officials pushing immunization awareness

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Certain people may be at higher risk for getting some diseases or having more serious illness if they were to get sick, like young children, older adults and those with health conditions, Southwest Public Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said.

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Inspiring Lee County child reminder of need for pediatric specialists in Southwest Georgia

Sibley Heart Center opens permanent clinic in Albany

Bennett Jones, 3, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as critical aortic valve stenosis at 33 weeks gestation. He was delivered at 38 weeks at Northside Hospital and transported that same day to the Sibley Heart Center at Children’s at Egleston Pediatric Hospital, where he went through multiple surgeries and procedures.

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Girl Scouts looking forward to coming year

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia officials getting word out on upcoming year for the organization

In terms of fundraisers, one of the biggest for the Girl Scouts is the Bucks and Bows Dinner and Auction currently slated for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Chehaw Park.

Leesburg accident pins woman against building

Sheriff’s Office investigator injured in Leesburg

A Dougherty Sheriff’s Office investigator is injured in a Leesburg incident.

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Lee County sheriff and Lee County Commission square off over jail cameras

Lee County refuses to pay

LEESBURG — With the ink still drying on the new Lee County budget, an unexpected bill for a camera system at the Lee County Jail has the Lee County Board of Commissions and Sheriff Reggie Rachals squaring off over payment.

Wrong person arrested in robbery case

Charges against Dougherty County teen dropped

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office release a Dougherty Teen after new evidence shows he did not commit robbery.

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Georgia Federal-State Shipping Point Inspection Service moves to new office in Albany | VIDEO

The inspection service opens office in Pecan Grove Industrial Park

A ribbon-cutting for the facility, located at 951 Pecan Grove Drive in Pecan Grove Industrial Park, was held on Tuesday and attended by various Albany and Dougherty County officials, as well as Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

Murder trial in slaying of Walter Phelps continues

Jordan Harris and Ezekial James are being tried in the death of Walter Phelps

The murder trial of Ezekial James and Jordan Harris, who are accused of robbing and shooting a local business owner Walter Phelps four years ago, continued on Tuesday as the state established the violent nature of the crime and the defense began working to discredit the police department’s handling of the investigation.

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Metro Albany again leads state in lowest gas prices

Pump prices continue an unusual late-summer decline in cost

At $3.146 on Monday, metro Albany had the lowest average gas price of Georgia’s eight metro areas surveyed daily AAA.