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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.

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Korean War monument unveiled in downtown Albany | VIDEO

Veterans Day festivities include ceremony at Veterans Park

The Korean War resulted in the deaths of 36,000 servicemembers, more than 90,000 being wounded and 7,874 still missing in action. The memorial at Veterans Park, officials said, is meant to serve as an acknowledgement to those who served in the conflict, their family members and provides something for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren to cement it in history.

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.

Wanted man dies in Sylvester of suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound

Jose Manuel Huerta, 26, found with gunshot wound to head during traffic stop

A news release issued by Kim Baker, special agent in charge at the Sylvester GBI office, said the agency was requested by the Sylvester Police Department to conduct a shooting investigation.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Oct. 27 - Nov. 5, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 27 through Nov. 5.

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The holiday season is shaping up to be a busy one for flu cases

Flu vaccine, proper hand-washing are encouraged as measures to protect from flu

The holiday season is a time for traveling and family gatherings, but also a time to see more cases of certain infectious, diseases such as cold or flu, making it a priority to know what the protective measures are and to implement them.

Georgia Briefs - - Nov. 4, 2014

New jobs coming to Coffee County; gas continues to plummet in price; final early voting numbers

News briefs from Albany and Georgia.

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Paul Eames Christmas tree lot honored in new Easter Seals ornament | VIDEO

Well-known family family businesses subject of Easter Seals holiday ornament

Easter Seals of Southern Georgia unviled its 2014 charity Christmas ornament, depicting well-known Albany family-owned business Eames Christmas Tree Lot at a small ceremony Monday morning.

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GOP brings in the big guns on final fly-in before Tuesday's elections | VIDEO

Sen. Johnny Isakson touts David Perdue while Gov. Nathan Deal stresses business, jobs and reforms

State Republican leaders visit the Albany airport Monday in last-day push on the eve of election day

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November a month of fairs, festivals, feasting and the arrival of Santa in Albany and Southwest Georgia

The Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia opens a busy November

Santa Claus will beat the Thanksgiving turkey to town as the holiday season gets into full swing in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Standard time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday

The ride home from work will be darker next week after clocks fall back an hour

Standard time will resume at 2 a.m. Sunday, which means daybreak and sunset next week will seem to be earlier.

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