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Albany area group helps Wounded Warriors Project

Volunteers make $13,000 donation to Wounded Warriors Project

Thanks to the success of the Run for Wounded Heroes fundraiser a proud group of volunteers is able this holiday season to present a generous gift the Wounded Warriors Project.

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UGA Tifton to host Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Event set for Jan. 15 at UGA Tifton Conference Center

UGA economists, pathologists and entomologists from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will also be on hand to provide industry updates.

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Christmas holidays in lights 2014 | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany residences shine during the holiday season

These are scenes of decorated homes suggested by readers of The Albany Herald and visitors at

National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate in Albany offering family education program

NAMI Family to Family Education Program coming to Albany Jan. 12

The class will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m, and is open to family members and close friends who have a loved one living with mental illness.

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Nighttime spraying recommended in treating peanuts for white mold disease

Disease can devastate Georgia peanut crop

Because of its ability to produce oxalic acid and enzymes that can kill peanut crops, white mold disease is an annual concern, not only in Georgia but throughout the Southeast. The disease was not as widespread this year as in years past, said UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor and scientist Tim Brenneman, but the disease’s impact will continue to be felt statewide.

Metro Albany, Southwest Georgia October jobless rates dip below 8%

Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia region each improve to 7.9%

Metro Albany has 200 fewer jobs in October than a year ago, but its unemployment rate declines from 8.6% to 7.9% during the same 12-month period.

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Pecan City Pedalers enjoy benefits of bicycle riding

Local group hosts weekly rides, advocates for bicycle safety

The Pecan City Pedalers have any number of reasons to take part in cycling, dating back to their childhood days.

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Cotton crop survives early frost

Farmers ahead of schedule in harvesting crop

Depending on the severity of the frost, cold temperatures can cause nearly mature bolls to open, and also can lead to bolls burning and rotting in the field.

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December's already looking a lot like Christmas

First half of the month packed with Yuletide events

Christmas starts rushing in this weekend before the turkey gets warm on the plate and November says good-bye.

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Capitol Votes: Nov. 14-20, 2014

Roll call votes for U.S. lawmakers from Georgia

Here is how Georgia’s delegations to the House and Senate voted on roll-call issues from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20.

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Southern Community Newspapers Inc. lays down the Beat

Southwest Georgia Beat will cover entertainment events across the region

With the publication of Southern Community Newspapers Inc.’s latest monthly tabloid, the company hopes to change the Beat for Southwest Georgia.

Early blast of Arctic air to plunge region into deep freeze

National Weather Service calling for low of 20 tonight and Wednesday morning

Albany, region, bracing for freezing temperatures

What to expect in Year 2 of ACA Exchange

Albany area to see 23 percent drop for second-lowest silver plan

During this current year, southwest Georgia had the second-highest premiums in the nation.)

Farm-City Week honors Georgia farmers

Georgia farmers lead the nation in producitng peanuts, pecans and poultry

The top ten commodities grown in Georgia are broilers, cotton, peanuts, eggs, beef, timber, corn, horses, dairy and greenhouse/nursery plants.

Albany area lows to be near freezing Friday

Arctic air is pushing its way down to the Gulf Coast

An early arctic blast brings chillier-then-normal temperatures to Southwest Georgia.