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Average gas price under $3 per gallon in Albany

Metro Albany motorists are paying 28.5 cents less per gallon than the same date last year

Retail gas experts believe the downward pressure on gas prices will continue and that the Georgia average for a gallon of gas could be below $3 by Thanksgiving.

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SCARY TALES: Spooky stories for kids get popular around Halloween

Stories for children have various levels of humor and chills, depending on the age of the child

Halloween stories for younger kids tend to take humorous turns, while a few more chills make it into books for older children.

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Albany motorists seeing gas below $3 a gallon

GasBuddy reported a dozen stations in metro Albany on Thursday selling gas at $2.999 or lower

Experts on gas prices say the decline in average costs at the pump could continue at least until Thanksgiving.

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Heavy fog makes 'blood moon' a bust in metro Albany area

The fog was most dense during the prime viewing time for the full lunar eclipse

For those who missed today’s lunar eclipse, the next best oppotunity to see a full lunar eclipse will be next September.

Most hospitals face new round of readmission fines

Crisp Regional has one of state's highest readmission rates

Figures for Southwest Georgia hospitals include Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 0.18 percent; Phoebe Sumter Hospital, 0.22 percent; Tift Regional Medical Center, 0.09 percent; Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, 0.64 percent; South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, 0.50 percent; Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, 0.71 percent, and Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald, 0.78 percent.

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Albany area GOP leaders hoping debates illustrate differences between Deal, Carter, Perdue and Nunn

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates preceed November election

Area GOP leaders attended major gubernatorial, senate debates in Perry

AAA: Gas pump prices should resume autumn decline

Metro Albany saw a week-to-week drop of 8.8 cents per gallon Monday

With maintenance season winding down at Gulf oil refineries, gas prices should be over the “snag” that halted seasonsal decline last week, AAA officials say.

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Southwest Georgia weekends get busy in October

Cooler, drier weather has people looking for outdoors things to do

After months of sweltering heat, the shorter days are a signal that fall is on the way. That means communities and organizations are packing weekends with plenty of events and activities.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Sept. 26-Oct. 1 , 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Sept. 26 through Oct. 1.

Monday final day for general election voter registration

Early voting for Nov. 4 election starts Oct. 13

Persons who want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election must register by Monday.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Sept. 19-24, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Sept. 19 through Sept. 24.

Worth County Health Department conducting flu shot clinic, training

Flu shot clinic on Tuesday in Sylvester to double as drill for pandemic event

The clinic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Worth County Agricultural Pavilion located at the corner of Highway 313 and Rebecca Drive next to the Worth County Public Works Office. Only flu shots will be provided.

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Albany Marines begin their 2014 Toy for Tots campaign

The familiar white collection boxes will soon begin popping up around Albany

Marines, Salvation Army begin 2014 Toys for Tots campaign. The 2013 effort collected nearly 15,000 donated toys and brought a happier Christmas to 3,400 Southwest Georgia children.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - Oct. 1, 2014

A roundup of news in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Convenience store robbed for third time; cancer benefit set; foreclosure rates down; lucky lottery player; old farm skills workshop rescheduled; county jail gets repairs funding.

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Gas prices slow their decline

Metro Albany gas prices Monday were significantly below the previous Monday, but were flat year to year

Experts think that after a leveling out gas prices should begin to move downward again.