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Car enthusiasts ride into Albany | PHOTO GALLERY

The 41st annual Artesian City Car Show draws about 100 entrants

Autos ranging from the 1920s to the 2013 were on display Saturday at the 41st annual Artesian City Car Club Show.

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Lee, Dougherty County Rivers Alive volunteers to clean up along 50 miles of waterways | VIDEO

Groups pitch in to help with statewide waterway cleanup program

Volunteers in Lee and Dougherty counties will work together Saturday to clean up along area waterways.

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Albany group holds annual Cancer STOMP carnival | PHOTO GALLERY

Carnival raises awareness and funds for Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

Those who participated in the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia’s second Cancer STOMP carnival were working to put an end cancer in the region.

Metro Albany Area Briefs - Oct. 18, 2014

News updates for Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Weather expected to be excellent for Sylvester peanut festival; Sabal Trail schedules Monday evening open house; wife injured in Cordele plane crash in Macon hospital SICU

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Lee County Fire Department getting new pumper for Century station | VIDEO

Lee County commissioners back county manager in impact fee dispute

Lee County Manager Ron Rabun says the new engine, may cost as much as $275,000, likely will be assigned to the fire station at Century. The department also is looking at retiring a 20-year-old fire department unit.

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Dougherty County early voting gets off to a strong start

Election season throughout Georgia is well under way

Many Dougherty County voters took advantage of the Columbus Day holiday to cast their ballots in several federal, state and local elections as early voting opened throughout Georgia Monday.

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Average gas price under $3 per gallon in Albany

Metro Albany motorists are paying 28.5 cents less per gallon than the same date last year

Retail gas experts believe the downward pressure on gas prices will continue and that the Georgia average for a gallon of gas could be below $3 by Thanksgiving.

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SCARY TALES: Spooky stories for kids get popular around Halloween

Stories for children have various levels of humor and chills, depending on the age of the child

Halloween stories for younger kids tend to take humorous turns, while a few more chills make it into books for older children.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Oct. 12-20, 2014

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Albany motorists seeing gas below $3 a gallon

GasBuddy reported a dozen stations in metro Albany on Thursday selling gas at $2.999 or lower

Experts on gas prices say the decline in average costs at the pump could continue at least until Thanksgiving.

Musical Anchorfest to benefit recovery center

Performances begin at 6 p.m. Saturday by Byne

Tickets are sold at the door for $10. Proceeds provide care, counseling and recovery assistance to men who have struggled with addictions. Funds from the past four years have provided more than $50,000 to assist those in recovery.

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Heavy fog makes 'blood moon' a bust in metro Albany area

The fog was most dense during the prime viewing time for the full lunar eclipse

For those who missed today’s lunar eclipse, the next best oppotunity to see a full lunar eclipse will be next September.

Most hospitals face new round of readmission fines

Crisp Regional has one of state's highest readmission rates

Figures for Southwest Georgia hospitals include Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 0.18 percent; Phoebe Sumter Hospital, 0.22 percent; Tift Regional Medical Center, 0.09 percent; Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, 0.64 percent; South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, 0.50 percent; Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, 0.71 percent, and Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald, 0.78 percent.

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Albany area GOP leaders hoping debates illustrate differences between Deal, Carter, Perdue and Nunn

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates preceed November election

Area GOP leaders attended major gubernatorial, senate debates in Perry

AAA: Gas pump prices should resume autumn decline

Metro Albany saw a week-to-week drop of 8.8 cents per gallon Monday

With maintenance season winding down at Gulf oil refineries, gas prices should be over the “snag” that halted seasonsal decline last week, AAA officials say.