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Leesburg United Methodist sponsoring 7th annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Leesburg Daddy Daughter Dance to take place at Oakland Library

The event will be offering three different dances, with the first being for girls ages 5 and under from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm. The second dance session, lasting from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. will be for all ages. The third session, also for all ages, will be from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

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UGA weed experts tell farmers not to go easy on pigweed

With cotton prices low, growers may be tempted to scale back against Palmer amaranth

Concerns over low cotton prices and high treatment costs have University of Georgia Extension weed scientist Stanley Culpepper fearing Georgia farmers might be tempted to become conservative in their fight against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. Culpepper is encouraging producers to resist that temptation.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Jan. 24-30, 2015

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Jan. 24 through Jan. 30.

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Advocates for seniors visit Georgia Capitol

Staff and advocates of Georgia’s state and regional Councils on Aging, including 21 from Southwest Georgia, attend Senior Day events during Senior Week at the state Capitol in Atlanta.

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Tifton researchers release new muscadine grape variety

The new Hall variety is sweet and ripens eary

The new University of Georgia muscadine is golden and ripens early, making it an attractive choice for consumers and Georgia farmers. The biggest need now is to make other areas of the country aware of muscadines and create better markets for the grape.

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The cost of romance for Valentine's Day to hit new record

Americans will spend a record $18.9 billion on Valentine's Day gifts

A survey released last week by the National Retail Federation found that the average person who celebrates Valentine’s Day will spend an average of $142, with men spending double what women will spend.

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Lee County starting 90-day assessment of its Grand Island Golf Club

The Lee County-owned golf course is seen by some as an asset and by others as a taxpayer drain

While Grand Island’s future is cloudy, what is clear is that it owes the Lee County Commission $272,972 for payroll and health insurance costs that it is unable to meet.

Florida company cited for OSHA violations at Albany work site

OSHA officials said lead hazards labeled serious violations by worker safety agency

A Florida company is assessed almost $59,000 in fines by OSHA for lead issues at Albany work site.

Lee County backs away from insurance captive plan

Mathis leads effort to revert to more traditional approach

After initially agreeing to participate in a self-insurance captive recommended by its broker, J. Smith Lanier & Co., the Commission backed out of that plan primarily due to concerns by new Commissionr Billy Mathis.

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Warren Lee Hill executed

Convicted killer denined clemency by parole board

Warren Lee Hill put to death by lethal injection at 7:55 p.m. tonight.

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New Liberty Expressway on-ramp to open Feb. 3

Jefferson Street traffic to shift

Opening of the ramp means drivers won’t have to loop-the-loop to go west on state Route 3/Liberty Expressway. The old loop ramp will be removed once the new one is open. All traffic, from Jefferson Street or Philema Road, will use the new on-ramp.

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A decision on clemency for death-row inmate Warren Lee Hill expected Tuesday

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles met Monday with representatives of Warren Lee Hill

Warren Lee Hill was serving a life sentence for the 1986 murder of his girlfriend when witnesses said they saw him fatally beating Joseph Handspike, another inmate at Lee Correctional Institute, in August 1990. In 1991, a jury convicted Hill of murder in the case and sentenced him to death. He is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday.

Applications sought for Lee County leadership class

Program begins Feb. 19 and continues through March 26

The program’s mission is to enhance leadership opportunities by increasing the participant’s knowledge of the community’s economic strengths, the infrastructure of the community, and exposing them to challenges and issues confronting the community.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Jan. 24, 2015

Cedrick Bernard Parker is wanted on theft, probation charges

Cedrick Bernard Parker, 39, is wanted on a felont theft warrant in Dougherty County and for probation violation in Lee County.

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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union speech

Republican lawmakers at odds with direction while Democratic legislator is mostly supportive of president

Georgia’s senators and U.S. Rep. Austin Scott find mostly negatives in President Obama’s State of the Union address while U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says that even though he is supportive of most of the president’s initiatives, he has different views than the White House on issues such as the Keystone pipeline and EPA authority expansion.