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Blessings for healing hands (VIDEO)

The Blessing of the Hands is part of Pheoeb’s observance of National Hospital Week

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Southwest Georgia 40 Under Forty recipients for 2014 honored (VIDEO)

The group of 40 young professionals are recognized at an annual luncheon Thursday

The Albany Herald and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Southwest Georgia’s 40 Under Forty with a luncheon Thursday at Stonebridge Country Club.

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Deadly storm system reaches Georgia

Some parts of Southwest Georgia could get 8 inches of rain by Wednesday evening

A powerful storm system that has spawned rain, wind and tornadoes that have destroyed property and claimed at least 30 lives in central southern states is moving through Georgia today and tomorrow.

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Sylvester man sought in Worth County bus wreck

Sylvester police are asking for help from public in locating Jonathan Tellis

None of the 10 students aboard the bus nor the driver of the car that hit it was injured in the wreck Wednesday afternoon.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - April 23, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Worth County Environmental Health Offices April 11-17, 2014.

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Albany-based HeritageBank expands presence in Florida

New branches are located in Ocala, Gainesville and Alachua

Alarion reported approximately $283 million in assets, $200 million in loans, $241 million in deposits, and $18 million in tangible common equity. Upon completion of the transaction, Heritage is expected to have approximately $1.7 billion in assets, $1 billion in loans, and $1.4 billion in deposits.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging Director Kay Hind's senior center dream a reality (VIDEO)

The grand opening of Senior Life Enrichment Center planned Thursday

The new SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center will be properly shown off Thursday with a dedication, ribbon-cutting and dinner/dance.

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Metro Albany jobless rate dips to 8 percent

Unemployment rate for Southwest Georgia region declines to 7.9 percent

Labor officials say Albany employers created 300 jobs and reduced the number of layoffs by 24.9 percent in February.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss looking to next stage of life (Video)

The Georgia senior senator will leave Congress in January after 20 years at Capitol Hill

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he’s looking forward to spending more time with family and exploring post-Senate options, but first he has some work to finish in Congress.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - March 2, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Environmental Health Offices Feb. 19 through 25.

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Worth County to welcome Walmart soon

OUTLOOK 2014: Walmart is under contruction in the Worth County Industrial Complex

Wal-Mart will be opening in Sylvester later this year and while many point to job creation and tax benefits as reason for optimism, some local business owners are concerned about the impact of the retail giant on small business.

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Phoebe North focus for Phoebe Putney Health System in 2014

OUTLOOK 2014: Plans remain to establish womens and childrens center

While exact figures are not yet clear, the conversion of Phoebe North into a womens and childrens center is expected to be in the eight-figure range.

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Senate passes farm bill (VIDEO)

The Senate action sends the bill to the president for his signature

Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators support passage of a new, five-year farm bill.

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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation mixed on reactions to State of the Union address (VIDEOS)

Republicans are critical of President Obama for what they see as job-killing policies

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has a positive reaction to the president’s speech, while U.S. Rep. Austin Scott is critical, as are Georgia’s two U.S. senators.

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Sylvester drug agents make marijuana bust

Sylvester resident arrested for pot possession

Police in Worth County arrest a resident for marijuana possession.