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Veterans demonstrate for better health care in Albany

Demonstrators say money is primary concern of VA officials

A small contingent of U.S. military veterans demonstrated Wdnesday for better VA health care services.

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Two face meth charges in Worth County

GBI destroys inactive Poulan meth lab

Worth County deputies and Poulan police arrest two in a methamphetamine case.

Albany Almanac - March 14, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - March 14, 2015 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

Unemployment rates rise in January for metro Albany, Southwest Georgia

Loss of seasonal jobs contribute to higher jobless rates in metro Albany

The unemployment rate increased as the metro area lost 800, mostly temporary and part-time, jobs related to the holiday season. The number of jobs in the metro area declined to 61,000, down from 61,800 in December. Most of the loss came in retail trade, transportation, warehousing and state government.

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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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Worth County Clerk fired in split vote

Worth County Clerk Rene Whidby had been serving 60-day probation

The Worth County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday night to terminate the employment of county clerk Rene Whidby amid allegations of misappropriation of funds and insubordination.

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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.

Three convicted of bribery, fraud in Albany Marine base trucking contracts | VIDEO

Two Albany men and a Sylvester man are convicted in federal court

Two former civilian workers at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and a military contractor Christopher Whitman have been convicted in federal court of a bribery and fraud scheme in which prosecutors say $800,000 in bribeds netted the company of contractor Whitman more than $37 million in less than four years.

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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Worth County suspect shot after high-speed chase

Worth County deputy fatally shoots suspect

Police said the suspects are believed to have been returning from a burglary spree in Florida.

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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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