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Rep. Sanford Bishop issues statement in regard to shutdown

Congressman says American people have a right to be mighty fed up.

Albany unemployment rate decreases in August

Albany and Southwest Georgia unemployment continues to steadily decline. Decrease in rates can be attributed to a reduction in the labor force.

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Southwest Georgia to see among highest health plan rates

Among the lowest qualified health plan rates to come out of the market place under the Affordable Care Act shows that the lowest rates will be in the north Georgia area.

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HHS Regional Director Pamela Roshell visits Albany, discusses health reform

A forum presented by state Sen. Freddie Powell Sims, District 12, presented a forum featuring Pamela Roshell from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss the Affordable Care Act in relation to the market place.

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Health officials partner with retailer for flu shots

The Walmart SuperCenter in East Albany today will be the first of seven to partner with district health officials as locations for flu shots.

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SOWEGA Senior Center moving toward December completion, in need of donations

Fundraising continues for the massive new center for senior citizens in the metro Albany area.

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On the Job with Lyndia Sue Wright

Lynda Sue Wright serves as the director for the weapon systems management center at Marine Corps Logistics Command at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Unmanned aerial vehicles could be soaring success for farmers

This technology will not be available for commercial use until 2015.

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USDA aims to make school meals more tasty

Stung by “tastes like vomit” critiques from some students, the USDA looks to make school meals more palatable.

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United Way aims to raise $1.2 million

The goal for the 2013 United Way campaign comprises of the agency’s campaign and a combined federal campaign, officials say.

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'Woman Talk' about female empowerment

Women can expect frank talk Saturday when Pamela Miller hosts “Woman Talk,” a program that promises “enlightenment” for attendees.

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UGA research to be featured at annual peanut tour

The 27th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held in south Georgia, Sept. 17-19. Started as an effort to attract more buyers to the state, the tour is an opportunity for industry leaders and farmers to showcase the crop’s quality and planting and how peanuts are handled post-harvest.

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Burrower bugs silent threats to peanuts

A silent peanut pest is eating away at profits and has Georgia producers concerned. The burrower bug can wreak havoc on a farmer’s peanuts without him even knowing.

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FTC case with Phoebe, Authority settled

The Hospital Authority and Phoebe Putney Health System have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the acquisition of Palmyra Medical Center violated federal antitrust laws.

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Area officials monitor river, creek levels

Emergency management staffers believe the area will avoid major flooding unless heavy rains arrive