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Student wins 2nd Congressional District art competition

Winner of congressional art contest will travel to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop announces Friday the 2nd District winners of the Congressional Art Competition at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Death tax repeal heads to Senate

Resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sanford Boshop, D-Albany, passes House

The Brady-Bishop Act would repeal the federal tax levied on estates. Currently estate inheritances over $5.4 million for an individual or $10.8 million for a couple can be taxed at rates as high as 40 percent.

Albany Tech, city of Albany host Career Transition Fair

Event is aimed at workers and retireees who want to pursue a second career

Albany Technical College and the city of Albany will offer a Career Transition Fair 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.

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Treatment effective for blackberry disease

Orange cane blotch problems put growers out of business

During the fungicide trials that led to the discovery of the efficacy of ProPhyt, UGA researchers sprayed 13 fungicides on a commercial blackberry farm in Lanier County. The results, showing ProPhyt as the most effective, were distributed to local producers. Growers throughout the Southeast now use the fungicide.

Albany Almanac - April 7, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Tifton research shows shading boosts bell pepper crop

High temperatures can lead to scalding on bell peppers, vegetables

Similar shading systems were used in Spain and Israel, places with similar climates as Georgia, and succeeded.

Public health officials encouraging vigilance with rabies

Raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats, bobcats and coyotes among wild animals known to harbor disease

During the spring, as the weather is getting warmer, more wild animals are stirring and more people and pets are spending time outdoors, increasing the potential for rabies exposure.

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Pink Moon again a 'blood moon' with full lunar eclipse Saturday

Albany area sky-watchers will not be able to see the full lunar eclipse

The third of a series of four consecutive biannual lunar eclipses will occur Saturday morning. Unfortunately for sky-watchers in Southwest Georgia, the moon will set before it fully enters Earth’s shadow. Weather permitting, however, the final lunar eclipse in the tetrad in September should be prime viewing in the Albany area.

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Camilla woman charged with assault on police officer

Albany police say Demetra Denise Butler knocked down a police officer with her car last month

Demetra Denise “Dee” Butler, 29, of Camilla, has been charged in connection with a traffic stop in which police say she was the driver of an auto that struck and knocked down Albany Police Officer Brad Young on Feb. 2.

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Distractions for teen drivers worse than previously thought

Albany traffic officers say teen drivers too distracted

A study by AAA and the University of Iowa finds teen driver distractions to be four times worse than earlier believed.

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Tim Davis: God put me on this planet to play drums

Herald’s Friday JAM Poll favorite has a long love affair with drumming

Herald Friday Jam favorite Tim Davis started his musical career young, and he’s vowed to keep playing drums as long as he can hold sticks.

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Turner's Furniture turns 100

Turner's Furniture, family business for 100 years

For the past 100 years the Turner family has been handling the furniture needs of countless area residents through it’s multiple Turner’s Furniture stores across southwest Georgia.

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Veterans demonstrate for better health care in Albany

Demonstrators say money is primary concern of VA officials

A small contingent of U.S. military veterans demonstrated Wdnesday for better VA health care services.

Albany Almanac - March 14, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - March 14, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

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