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Unemployment rate for April drops to 6.9 percent in metro Albany, 6.8 percent in Southwest Georgia

Albany and Southwest Georgia see declines in number of unemployed, labor officials say

Labor officials said this is the lowest the Albany and Southwest Georgia rates have been since August 2008 when they were at 6.8 percent.

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Bobby Dews talks baseball and life at Pataula Charter Career Day

After spending 53 years in baseball, the Atlanta Braves icon now concentrating on writing

Bobby Dews talks baseball and life at Pataula Charter Career Day

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State Sen. Freddie Powell Sims says economic development, education and health her chief concerns

Sen. Freddie Powell Sims speak to the Dougherty Kiwanis Club

Ecomonic development, education and health care are the three major areas of focus for State Senator Freddie Powell Sims (D-Dawson) as she reviews legislation and policy that affects Southwest Georgia.

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Dougherty County microbrewery rezoning request tabled

Tripp Morgan, associates want commercial zoning adjacent to plantation properties

The Dougherty County Commission tables a rezoning request that would allow development of a microbrewery on land adjacent to county plantation land.

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Highway 55 on the road to country music success | PHOTO GALLERY

Band claims three Georgia Music Awards: Country Band of Year (twice), Entertainers of Year

Albany-based Highway 55 may be the next Southwest Georgia act to find its way to Nashville.

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Georgia congressional delegation votes for week of May 1-7, 2015

A compilation of House and Senate votes by Georgia's congressional delegation.

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Letter carriers set for annual food drive on Saturday

Postal workers will collect non-perishable foods left in bags of boxes by mail boxes

Led by letter carriers, the annual drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food to the needy over the past 22 years.

Georgia peanut growers affirm continuation of Peanut Commission

Georgia peanut producers OK commission with 92.4 percent of the vote

More than nine out of 10 Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission in a referendum conducted every three years on the group charged with education and promotion of one of the state’s leading row crops.

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Agronomist cautions peanut producers against planting early

When planting in April, farmers run the risk of drastic temperature changes, high thrips pressure and higher occurrences of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).

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Veteran: 2014 law hasn't cured health care access problems

Veterans Access Act is supposed to make accessing health care easier for American war veterans

A Terrell County veteran is frustrated that civilian health care providers are not allowing coverage under a law Congress passed in 2014 to improve health care access for U.S. military veterans.

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Georgia Congressional Votes

A recap of last week's Capitol Hill votes by lawmakers from Georgia

Here's how Georgia's congressional delegation voted last week.

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Albany area 2015 summer camps

An alphabetical listing of summer camps and workshops for children and youth

These are summer camps set for the Albany area, with ages ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors.

Unemployment figures for March show decrease in Albany, Southwest Georgia

March unemployment rates are 7.2 percent in metro Albany, 7.1 percent in Southwest Georgia

The metro area rate declined as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 200 from 4,928 in February. The rate declined in the region as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 409 from 10,685 in the month prior, partially because employers laid off fewer workers, officials with the Labor Department said.

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Peanut entomologist seeks help via statewide survey

Input sought from more than 3,500 peanut producers

The survey can be accessed online through a link on the Georgia Peanut Commission’s website at www.gapeanuts.com.

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Luke Bryan wins ACM Entertainer of Year, Cole Swindell top New Artist | PHOTO GALLERY

Country music stars with roots in Leesburg and Bronwood hit the national stage Sunday night

Leesburg native Luke Bryan again confirmed his standing as one country music’s biggest superstars by taking the Entertainer of the Year Award given by the Academy of Country Music. Cole Swindell of Bronwood shows he is a rising star as the ACM’s New Artist of the Year.

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