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Childhood love of 4-H leads to rewarding career

Jennifer Grogan leads 4-H program in Mitchell County

Jennifer Grogan was an active 4-H member as a child and has worked as a 4-H leader for more than 30 years with University of Georgia Extension. Considering her love for the organization as a child, Grogan was destined for her current career.

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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Mitchell Couny family farm grows with each generation

The farmland has been in the Robinson family's possession for a century

Farming runs in the family at Mitchell County’s Robinson Farms.

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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.

Southwest Georgia hospitals make Georgia Hospital Association honor roll

Several area hospitals named in GHA Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll

The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, which administers the national Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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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.

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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.

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Georgia Department of Human Services, faith community hold public hearing | VIDEO

Recent hearing addresses how faith community can help vulnerable children, families

Coordinators said it was part of the statewide effort to get ministers on board, by igniting faith and a sense of personal responsibility, to help the most vulnerable children in Georgia — including those who are fatherless, in poverty, have a parent who is incarcerated or are abused or neglected — through faith community meetings and town hall meetings with the goal of going into partnership agreements and provoking action.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 6-12, 2014

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

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August gas pump prices hit a 4-year low

Metro Albany again leads state in lowest average pump price for gas, $3.199

While gas prices continue to slide, there is still a question as to whether they will dip below $3 a gallon.

Albany Area Community Calendar for Aug. 3-11, 014

These are meetings, civic clubs, classes, seminars and non-entertainment events in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia for Aug. 3-11, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 3, 2014

HISTORY: Even though it is still summertime, students are returning to the classroom.

The year was 1848 when the first known ‘reform school’ opened to combine education and juvenile justice.

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Albany Symphony Orchestra: Brave the Elements

The Albany Symphony Orchestra takes on fire, air, water and earth in its upcoming season

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform four subscription concerts at the Albany Municipal Auditorium this season, along with its annual family concert in March. Symphony@the Museum will return for four small ensemble performances at the Albany Museum of Art as well.

Religion Bulletin - Aug. 1, 2014

Carter not teaching Sunday School in Plains

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Carter’s next appearance is planned at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17.

Georgia DOT suspends roadwork for sales tax holiday

The georgia sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends midnight Saturday

Road work won't get in the way of shoppers heading out to find back-to-school deals this weekend.

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