Worth County


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Albany bracing for second sub-20 degree night

Temperatures expected to be the coldest in more than 20 years

Most of the country endures sub-freezing temperatures, and Albany is no exception.

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Sylvester police officer in good condition following wreck

Officer recovering from collison with truck Saturday

Chandler Giddes, 21, was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a wreck Saturday morning, reports from the Georgia State Patrol say.

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Tifton researcher attempts to breed scab-resistant pecan variety

Rain, pecan scab reduces pecan crop this season

The disease affected two of Georgia’s most common pecan cultivars — Desirable and Stuart trees — but the disease is not uniform across tree varieties.

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Rainfall plays havoc with farmers, construction projects

More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013

More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013, creating a muddy mess for famers and construction projects.

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Higher gas pump prices likely in new year

Demand is starting to creep up, taking gas prices with it

Declining inventories, refineries already operating at 93 percent of capacity and increased demand add up to higher gas costs for motorists in 2014.

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November unemployment down in Albany, Southwest Georgia

Job increases, insurance claims drop results in jobless rate decline

Officials with the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the unemployment rate for metro Albany last month was at its lowest since it was 8.1 percent in March 2009.

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No surprises in recent state health rankings

Health behaviors cited as areas needed for improvement in recent report

A recent report showed that things such as childhood poverty and obesity are the things that still need to be improved on to help the overall state of health in Georgia.

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Gas prices in Albany on the rise

Albany was one of four Georgia metro areas to see pump prices increase over the past week

Officials with AAA The Auto Club expect gas prices in general to rise shortly after the new year begins.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 23, 2013

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 12 through 18.

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Albany area gains jobs in November

Albany area job gain points toward lower unemployment rates for November

The Georgia Department of Labor announce that the Georgia unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent in November, its lowest point in the last five year.

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Sylvester man faces marijuana charges

Sylvester police say they found four marijuana plants in a residence

Sylvester police officers arrest Corey Martise Greene of Sylvester on drug charges including manufacturing marijuana.

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Americans expected to set year-end holiday travel record

About three out of 10 Americans will travel over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period

When it comes to holiday traveling, about 91 percent of Americans plan to drive.

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Albany retailers say Christmas shopping has been strong

Many local retail stores feel business has been good this year

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing many Albany area retailers say business has been steady and on par with, if not better than, last year.

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Mediacom completes digital upgrades

The Albany cable provider plans to expand its TV lineup

Mediacom completes digital upgrades, will expand TV lineup and boost Internet speed.

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Know of some good places to see Christmas lights?

The Christmas season is shining in metro Albany

If you know of any houses we should feature, send the address to southview@albanyherald.com.