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Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 11, 2014

Weekly report on health inspections of restaurants and kitchens in metro Albany

These are inspections conducted in Dougherty, Lee and WSorth counties Aug. 1-7.

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Georgia Department of Human Services, faith community hold public hearing | VIDEO

Recent hearing addresses how faith community can help vulnerable children, families

Coordinators said it was part of the statewide effort to get ministers on board, by igniting faith and a sense of personal responsibility, to help the most vulnerable children in Georgia — including those who are fatherless, in poverty, have a parent who is incarcerated or are abused or neglected — through faith community meetings and town hall meetings with the goal of going into partnership agreements and provoking action.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 6-12, 2014

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

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 6, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices July 25-31.

Teen killed in Worth County crash Saturday

Ty Ty teen killed in Brown Cemetery Road wreck

Three individuals were traveling in a vehicle going westward on Brown Cemetery Road when the driver lost control of the car as it was coming down a hill crest, causing it to flip on its passenger side and into a ditch.

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August gas pump prices hit a 4-year low

Metro Albany again leads state in lowest average pump price for gas, $3.199

While gas prices continue to slide, there is still a question as to whether they will dip below $3 a gallon.

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Sylvester American Legion post receives charter

Sylvester American Legion members active in community

The commander of the Albany American Legion Post 30 steps down to open a new post in Sylvester.

Albany Area Community Calendar for Aug. 3-11, 014

These are meetings, civic clubs, classes, seminars and non-entertainment events in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia for Aug. 3-11, 2014.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 3, 2014

HISTORY: Even though it is still summertime, students are returning to the classroom.

The year was 1848 when the first known ‘reform school’ opened to combine education and juvenile justice.

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Albany Symphony Orchestra: Brave the Elements

The Albany Symphony Orchestra takes on fire, air, water and earth in its upcoming season

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform four subscription concerts at the Albany Municipal Auditorium this season, along with its annual family concert in March. Symphony@the Museum will return for four small ensemble performances at the Albany Museum of Art as well.

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Warwick City Council votes to dismiss police chief David Morris

Warwick collected more than $1.25 million in traffic fines this past fiscal year

Information obtained Thursday from the Warwick city clerk’s office showed that the city of 454 people collected $1,253,718 in fines during FY 2013-14. By comparison, the City of Albany collected just more than $1.9 million in fines, Camilla collected $356,065 and Leesburg collected $148,468.

Georgia DOT suspends roadwork for sales tax holiday

The georgia sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends midnight Saturday

Road work won't get in the way of shoppers heading out to find back-to-school deals this weekend.

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Sylvester police arrest suspect in shooting

Police had been searching for Equavious Osby

The Sylvester Police Department arrest teen shooting suspect.

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Jeff Allen to perform at Council on Aging Comedy Night | VIDEO

SOWEGA Council on Aging is hosting the Aug. 14 benefit for Meals on Wheels program

The SOWEGA Council on Aging’s annual Comedy Night fundraiser for Meals on Wheels is quickly approaching and organizers have announced that this year’s main attraction is comedian Jeff Allen.

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Georgia back-to-school sales tax-free weekend starts Friday

Retailers are preparing for an expected increase in store traffic

The period during which no sales tax will be collected on certain back-to-school items starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and continues until midnight Saturday.