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November a month of fairs, festivals, feasting and the arrival of Santa in Albany and Southwest Georgia

The Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia opens a busy November

Santa Claus will beat the Thanksgiving turkey to town as the holiday season gets into full swing in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Standard time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday

The ride home from work will be darker next week after clocks fall back an hour

Standard time will resume at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means daybreak and sunset next week will seem to be earlier.

Albany has best gas prices among Georgia metro areas

Albany again leads the eight Georgia metro areas with the lowest average cost of retail gas

Metro Albany motorists were paying an average of $2.663 Monday, with some stations selling as low as $2.589 Monday.

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Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia right around the corner

The Exchange Club of Albany prepares for 68th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fair

Few things signal that fall is in full swing like the smell of funnels cakes, the sing-song voice of a carnival barker and the flashing lights of the midway as residents enjoy another year of the Southwest Georgia Regional Fair held each year at Albany’s Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

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Proposed gas pipeline, Flint make Dirty Dozen list

Textile manufacturer pollution, state water policy issues cited as problems for Flint River

The annual Dirty Dozen spotlights threats to the Georgia water resources as well as the polluters and state policies or failures that ultimately harm — or could harm — Georgia property owners, downstream communities, fish and wildlife, hunters, anglers, boaters and swimmers.

Albany motorists averaging 50 cents less per gallon than last year

Metro Albany had the best average gas price in the state Monday at $2.812

Retail gas could be pruchased for less than $2.70 a gallon Monday at some Albany stations.

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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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Camilla woman making it through breast cancer battle

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On Jan. 29, Sherry Dennis, of Camilla, had a biopsy on what was initially thought to be fatty tissue, immediately following a breast reduction, which found cancer in her right breast that was 4.8 centimeters — indicating she had to undergo chemotherapy. On July 24, she underwent a double mastectomy. She began radiation on Sept. 11, and is expected to end that course of treatment on Oct. 28.

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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.

Outdoor enthusiasts arrive for paddle down the Flint

Four-day float will end at Lake Seminole

Georgia River Network, creator of Paddle Georgia, an annual week-long summer canoe/kayak camping adventure, will host a four-day Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint Oct. today through Monday between Albany and Bainbridge.

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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.

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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.