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Lee County man sentenced in murder case

Man gets life in Lee County murder

A man accused of murder gets life with possibility of parole.

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Mediacom completes digital upgrades

The Albany cable provider plans to expand its TV lineup

Mediacom completes digital upgrades, will expand TV lineup and boost Internet speed.

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Lee County Commission backs plan to designate U.S. 19 as Veterans Memorial Highway

State Rep. Ed Rynders reports that Lee County will receive Georgia DOT funding for two projects

The Lee County Commission also also adopted a new medical insurance plan that will begin Feb. 1 and require county employees to assume a higher share of the cost of insurance.

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Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line big winners at American Country Awards

Fans vote Luke Bryan as the American Country Awards Artist of the Year

Florida Georgia Line are voted New Artist of the Year for the ACAs, winning a total of six awards Tuesday night.

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Know of some good places to see Christmas lights?

The Christmas season is shining in metro Albany

If you know of any houses we should feature, send the address to southview@albanyherald.com.

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Nominations open for Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer

The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 11-17, 2013

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Southwest Georgia Education Notebook -- Dec. 11, 2013

Three area students earn scholarships from the University of Georgia

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Things to know in metro Albany - Dec. 9-15, 2013

These are meetings and events you need to know about in metro Albany for the week of Dec. 9-15, 2013.

Several government agencies have their final meeting of the year this week, and both Albany State and Darton State conduct their fall commencement ceremonies.

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The Big 10 for the week Nov. 29-Dec.6, 2013

The most-read stories of the week at www.albanyherald.com

The most-read stories for the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 6 week at www.albanyherald.com

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Southwest Georgia public health officials encouraging people to get their flu shots

Officials using National Influenza Vaccination Week to promote flu prevention

Since the holiday travel period gives an opportunity for disease to circulate, the public is being encouraged to get their flu shots before opening their gifts this Christmas.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 8, 2013

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 26 - Dec. 4.

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Nominations open for Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer

The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

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Georgia peanut crop experiencing good year

Peanut economists expect Georgia peanut production to hit close to a two tons per acre

Georgia peanut acreage, at 430,000 acres this year, could increase by 15 percent in 2014, forecasters say.

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Insurance changes proposed for Lee County government workers

Workers covered by the county insurance would pay more if they use tobacco products

A new four-tier option plan will be offered to workers employed by Lee County.