Terrell County


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Flood of 1994 spurred building boom at Albany State University

Former ASU President Portia Holmes-Shields says flood was one of the best things to happen at the university

Both Albany State and the Dougherty County School System got new buildings following the Great Flood.

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Volunteers key to cleaning up after Flood of 1994

More than 33,000 volunteers spent more than five weeks cleaning up flood damaged property.

After the waters finally receded, the real work began for those in the Good Life City who volunteered to clean up the wreckage of Albany in the wake of the Flood of ‘94.

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Luke Bryan debuts 'Roller Coaster' video

The fifth single from his 'Crash My Party' album will hit airwaves July 14

The Leesburg native’s new video was shot at Panama City, Fla., and features a song written by two Southwest Georgians, Cole Swindell of Bronwood and Michael Carter of Sylvester.

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Georgia jobless rate up 0.3% in May at 7.2% | VIDEO & CHARTS

Year-to-year, the state unemployment rate for May is down 1.2 percent

Labor officials say the period from April to May usually sees an uptick in unemployment as college graduates try to enter the work force.

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Iraqi violence likely to send retail gas prices up

Motorists should prepare for a 10- to 15-cent increase soon, experts warn

Concerns over violence in Iraq, OPEC’s No. 2 oil producer, are expected to bring to an end the declining fuel prices U.S. motorists have experienced so far this summer.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop concerned over potential impact of new carbon emission rules

Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.

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Former Albany mayor, businessman arrested in gambling bust

GBI officials say Dr. Willie Adams and Bob Brooks were among the 13 people accused of gambling

The gambling bust in the 2500 block of North Jefferson Street on Monday night was the result of an extended investigation, GBI officials say.

Retail gas prices sliding slowly

Metro Albany has lowest average pump price of Georgia metro areas Monday

While gas pump prices in Albany and statewide are beating the national average, they are up from what motorists were paying a year ago.

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Luke Bryan makes double-play on Billboard chart

Luke Bryan nabs the top two spots on the Billboard Country Airplay chart

Leesburg’s Luke Bryan is up for four awards and Bronwood’s Cole Swindell is up for breakthrough video at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards next week.

Terrell County Vietnam veteran's treatment indicative of VA scandal

Neil Thompson got treatment for illnesses after getting non-VA-affiliated health care

A metro Albany veteran’s treatment at a Veterans Administration clinic is indicative of a national scandal.

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U.S. Senate candidates make last pitches to area voters

Jack Kingston, David Perdue attempt to woo voters before today's Republican primary

Senate candidates trade barbs as polls set to open

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Albany Area Chamber honors local legislators

Reps. Carol Fullerton, Ed Rynders and Gerald Greene were recognized for their contributions to the area.

Albany Area Chamber officials say the 2014 General Assembly session was a good on for the area.

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Hot cars deadly for children

Overlooking a child left in a hot car can be fatal, officials warn

The death Monday of a 2-year-old girl in DeKalb County is the fourth fatality this year involving a child trapped inside a hot vehicle.

Business Briefs - May 13, 2014

AAA: Spring gas pump prices likely have peaked

Harveys pharmacies to stay open during renovations next wek; Metro Albany leads state’s eight metro areas with lowest pump prices; Gov. Deal announces new company setting up headquarters in Georgia; Fed official says U.S. labor market isn’t matching skills needed by employers.

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Southwest Georgia 40 Under Forty recipients for 2014 honored (VIDEO)

The group of 40 young professionals are recognized at an annual luncheon Thursday

The Albany Herald and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Southwest Georgia’s 40 Under Forty with a luncheon Thursday at Stonebridge Country Club.