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Gas prices rise as Thanksgiving nears

An interruption in Gulf fuel production has caused retail gas prices to rise

More than 43 million Americans — including 1.24 million Georgians — are expected to travel away from home over the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Albany area gets ready for holiday season

The lights of the Christmas season are starting to shine in Southwest Georgia

Albany and other Southwest Georgia communities get ready for the holidays with lots of festive cheer and fun activities.

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Worth County man shot at his home

A man is hospitalized with gunshot injuries

Harold Crutchfield of Worth County is hospitalized after being shot in the back at his home.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging conducts annual meeting in Albany

Update on new center and annual report presented at SOWEGA Council on Aging meeting

Officials say the SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center is expected to be occupied by mid-January.

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Bryce Johnson seeks Senate seat being vacated by John Crosby

Bryce Johnson declares his candidacy for Georgia Denate District 13

Worth County native Bryce Johnson announces in Tifton that he is running to succeed retiring state Sen. John Crosby.

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Worth Solicitor-General Bryce Johnson to run for Senate District 13

The seat is being vacated by Sen. John Crosby when his term ends next year

Georgia Senate District 13 includes Worth and Lee counties.

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Sen. John Crosby to retire from Georgia Legislature

Following the recent death of his daughter, Sen. John Crosby says he will focus on home and his grandchildren

John Crosby, of Tifton, has represented District 13, which includes Lee and Worth counties, in the Georgia Senate since 2008 and will not seek re-election next year.

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Ty Ty man dies from injuries suffered in Sunday traffic accident

J.D. Gibbs, 91, died Monday in a Macon Medical Center

J.D. Gibbs, 91, died Monday in a Macon Medical Center. Jimmy Lee Pitts, the driver of the semi whick struck Gibbs pickup, has been charged with driving too fast for conditions

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Sylvester police make arrest in restaurant robbery

Wendell Carl Thomas is accused of armed robbery at Sylvester Hot Wok restaurant

Sylvester police made a quick arrest Monday in an armed robbery, with the suspect a person of interest in two home invasions earlier this year.

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Suspect remains wanted by Sylvester Police Department

A 26-year-old man is wanted in Sylvester on drug charges

Officials with the Sylvester Police Department said Monday that Kevin Jamal Hooks remained wanted on outstanding charges.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Nov. 17, 2013

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Nov. 5-15, 2013.

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Georgia peanut yields higher than expected

Crop pales in comparison to last year’s yield

It was feared earlier in the season that high accumulations of rainfall during the summer washed out portions of farmers’ peanut fields. While reports are low of that being the case, rain did provide other farmers with enough water for their crops to exceed normal growth.

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VIDEO: Two arrested in Albany money-changing scam

Albany police: Scammers attempt to confuse clerks into making costly mistakes

Two suspects are arrested after police say they were involved in a business money-changing scam.

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Sylvester voters return incumbents to office

Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta easily wins re-electyion

Ward 4 Councilman Larry Johnson defeats two opponents for new Sylvester City Council term.

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Liberty House promotes Christmas 'adoption' of victims of abuse

The Adopt a Family Program helps victims of abuse in the Albany area during the holidays

Liberty House’s adoption program for victims of abuse is designed to make the Christmas holidays brighter through the gift of giving.