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Friday JAM local favorites polls come to an end

Cut N Run, Abi Permenter, Harvest Moon among winners of Friday JAM music polls

In a tightly contested race featuring nearly 60,000 votes cast, The Herald announces the winners of the first-ever Friday JAM music polls where local readers voted for their favorite musicians and area venues.

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Opportunity school districts bill passes Senate, heads to House

Legislation would require voter approval to be enacted

The legislation would allow the state to intervene for up to 10 years in schools that have failing performance for three consecutive years, with a limit of 100 schools in the district at any given time.

Georgia unemployment near seven-year low in January

Albany adds 400 jobs year-to-year in January

Georgia’s 6.4 percent jobless rate in January was its lowest since it was at 6.3 percent in July 2008.

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U.S. House delegation from Georgia split on Homeland Security funding passage

Funding of immigation executive action sticking point for most Republicans

Georgia’s U.S. House delegation was split along party lines on the passage of House Resolution 240, which was passed with funding for executive orders on immigration by President Obama. No Georgia Republicans voted for passage, while all georgia Democrats supported the resolution that funds Homeland Security through the end of September.

FTC extends delay in adjudication of Phoebe North case

The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 31

The Federal Trade Commission has delayed until the end of March its adjudication the matter involving the purchase of Phoebe North, formerly Palmyra Medical Center, while commssioners further consider a consent proposal in the case.

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Capitol Votes -- Georgia congressional delegation week ending Feb. 26, 2015

Here is how U.S. representatives and senators from Georgia voted in roll call votes last week.

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Southwest Georgia farmer speaks to U.S. Senate ag committee | VIDEO

Ronnie Lee of Bronwood talks about impact of 2014 farm bill on producers

Ronnie Lee, who farms in Lee, Terrell and Sumter counties, tells senators that sound U.S. farm policy is essential in the production and marketing of crops such as cotton and peanuts.

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OUTLOOK 2015: Locate South Georgia looks to fully promote all aspects of the region

Locate South Georgia comprises 20 communities across south Georgia

As many communities in southern Georgia continue to figure out ways to grow and attract new business and industry, a group of like-minded individuals from across the region have decided to pool their resources to form a newly christened Locate South Georgia initiative that will seek to use unity among a number of locations to present south Georgia as a great place to locate.

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Albany National Youth Sports Program launches 40 Dollars for 40 Years campaign | VIDEO

The NYSP will be renamed Albany State University Sports and Enrichment Program this June

Organizers of the summer sports and enrichment program are hoping that 1,000 people will donate at least $40 each to support the five-week summer program that has 350-400 students each year and about 25,000 over its 40 years of existence.

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Gas prices continue to rise

Experts still do not see $3 per gallon gas this year

Fuel prices are creeping up, though they are still a relative bargain compared to what motorists were paying last year.

Gas continues upward track

Averages rise 12 cents nationally over the week

Metro Albany motorists see a 6-cent rise at the gas pumps from the previous week on Monday.

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden speaks at Albany farmers meeting

Krysta Harden, a native of Camilla, explains current farm bill

Krysta Harden, deputy secretary of the Department of Agriculture, speaks to members of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.

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University of Georgia researchers surveying wild swine damage

Feral swine are now found in 82 percent of U.S. states and in several U.S. territories

UGA researchers are hoping to get a picture of the amount of damage that feral swine do on private land in Georgia through a survey of 3,000 landowners.

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Case of FTC opposition to Phoebe North purchase pulled from administrative proceedings until March

Case involving FTC, Phoebe Putney Health System and Hospital Authority may be going back to settlement

An order, issued Jan. 28, withdrew the matter from adjudication because there is the possibility of a settlement. The order stays proceedings until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 27 pending a determination by the FTC with respect to the consent proposal.

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Dougherty County Commission approves Regional Commission grant request

State, federal funding used for rural transportation program

The Dougherty County Commission gives the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission authorization to seek transportation funding.