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Nominations open for Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer

The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 11-17, 2013

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Southwest Georgia Education Notebook -- Dec. 11, 2013

Three area students earn scholarships from the University of Georgia

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The Big 10 for the week Nov. 29-Dec.6, 2013

The most-read stories of the week at www.albanyherald.com

The most-read stories for the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 6 week at www.albanyherald.com

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Southwest Georgia public health officials encouraging people to get their flu shots

Officials using National Influenza Vaccination Week to promote flu prevention

Since the holiday travel period gives an opportunity for disease to circulate, the public is being encouraged to get their flu shots before opening their gifts this Christmas.

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Tommy Coleman named to GCSBA Board of Directors

Tommy Coleman represents the Dougherty County School System

A former Mayor of Albany, Tommy Coleman represents the Dougherty and Baker County school systems as well as 27 southwest Georgia municipalities and counties

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 8, 2013

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 26 - Dec. 4.

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Nominations open for Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer

The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

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Georgia peanut crop experiencing good year

Peanut economists expect Georgia peanut production to hit close to a two tons per acre

Georgia peanut acreage, at 430,000 acres this year, could increase by 15 percent in 2014, forecasters say.

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Albany Area Community Calendar - Dec. 8-16, 2013

The following is a list of meetings and classes happening in the area this week.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 4-10, 2013

A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Christmas will make its presence known this weekend as parades, concerts and stage productions hit high gear.

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Things to know in Metro Albany - Dec. 2-8, 2013

The Christmas season gets in full swing this week in Metro Albany.

Saturday will be perhaps the busiest of the year in terms of activities in Metro Albany.

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Watermelon disease a double whammy for Georgia growers

The effects of the water mold sometimes are not evident until after shipment

Georgia watermelon farmers found Phytophthora to be a hit to the wallet after heavy rains in mid summer made the disease more widespread than normal.

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives Mutual of America award

Cancer screening program based in Albany receives national recognition

Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was selected as one of the top three organizations to receive national recognition from the Mutual of America Foundation and a $25,000 grant.

Unemployment rises in Albany, Southwest Georgia during October

Georgia Department of Labor announces metro rates for October

An increase in new layoffs and an increase in the number of unemployed residents contributed to a bump in the jobless rate in Albany and Southwest Georgia in October, labor officials say.