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GBI investigates Sylvester child death

Two-year old child discovered not breathing

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will assist the Worth County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the death of a child.

FINAL DAY: Time running out for entering car, Florida trip drawing

An Albany Herald reader or online visitor could win $23,000 prize package

The Albany Herald and its six sister newspapers are partnering with Visit Florida to give away a 2015 Mazda CX-5 and a three-night stay at One Ocean Resort and Spa at Jacksonville, but you only have until the end of August to enter. So far, there have been more than 15,000 entries.

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Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss to teach at the University of Georgia

UGA officials announce the creation of the Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum

The Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum includes the Moultrie Republican co-teaching a law and political leadership course and conducting an undergraduate lecture series on public policy, and the establishment of a fellowship program for Washington, D.C., internships.

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Southern Community Newspapers launches niche publications

Niche publications help Southern Community Newspapers expand readership

In an effort to expand readership and touch more people throughout Southwest Georgia, Southern Community Newspapers Inc. (SCNI) has launched a series of free monthly tabloid products devoted to providing information in specific content areas. Each month, SCNI’s Albany Herald, produces Southwest Georgia Health Beat, Southwest Georgia Beat and its latest offering the Southwest Georgia Praise, and gives those publications away for free throughout the Herald’s Southwest Georgia footprint.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southwest Georgia joins national agency

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southwest Georgia joins Money Management International

Southwest Georgia residents seeking help with debt management, credit counseling and other financial education will now be able to benefit from the expertise of the nation’s largest non-profit credit counseling agency as Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of Southwest Georgia has merged with Money Management International (MMI).

Gas prices continue to slide

Predictions of $2 per gallon continue

“Gas prices are falling with very little resistance,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA - The Auto Club Group. “Oil prices are forecast to remain at this level through the rest of the year. If that happens, and there are no supply issues, markets could see $2 gasoline again this fall.”

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Flamingo Road (Trip) | PHOTO GALLERY

The sand on Siesta Key is so fine that it never gets hot

Sarosota County on the South Central Coast of Florida is a hidden vacation jewel.

Albany Area Briefs - Aug. 8, 2015

Rep. Scott schedules town hall meeting for veterans

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a 2015 Gold-Level Fit-Friendly workplace by the American Heart Association for its efforts to promote a wellness culture for its employees that includes physical activity support and increasing healthy eating options at work.

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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss named to Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame

The Moultrie native and the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. will be added to the hall next month

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie and the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. of Walton have been named the newest members to Georgia’s Agriculture Hall of Fame.

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Using rye as cover crop benefits cotton farmers

Practice could reduce irrigation expenses, scientists believe

Along with providing an added defense against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth at planting, rye reduces thrips infestations significantly and could save farmers irrigation expenses.

National Pecan acquires Poulan Pecan Company

Poulan Pecan offers strong strategic fit for National Pecan growth

One of south Georgia’s most important crops is once again in the news this week as National Pecan, one of the industry’s largest companies announced Tuesday it has acquired Poulan Pecan Company in Poulan, Ga.

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Confederate flag supporters: Rallies are about heritage, not racism

Sylvester SCV camp plans flag rally in Worth, Colquitt counties on Aug. 15

Southern heritage enthusiasts say rallies for the Confederate flag will continue.

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Send us your back-to-school photos

Back-to-school photos will be included in online gallery

The new school year is about to start. Send in your first day of school photo to be included in a photo gallery at albanyherald.com.

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GA Music Awards voting closes soon

Last chance to cast votes for local favorites for GA Music Awards

Fans of the many Albany-area artists nominated for this year’s GA Music Awards have only a few days left to cast a vote and help their favorite acts bring glory home to Southwest Georgia.

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Georgia Pecans may soon rival almonds and pistachios in public profile

Georgia Pecan Commission meeting to discuss potential federal marketing order

Consumers across the country may soon be hearing about pecans the way they do about pistachios, beef and milk, as the American pecan industry looks to have its own federal marketing order (FMO) that could greatly boost the commodity’s profile.