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Judge Weaver released on $10K bail

Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver posts $10,000 bail in connection with his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - July 25, 2014

Darius Alonzo Myers, 25, is wanted on armed robbery, aggravated assault and battery charges

Authorities say Darius Alonzo Myers, who’s wanted on three charges, frequents places in Albany, Camilla and Leesburg.

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Bright of the Day - July 25, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

FRIDAY JAM: Big Pine festival lineup announced

More than 40 bands are scheduled to play at the Oct. 24-25 Big Pine Music Festival in Albany.

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Religion Bulletin - July 25, 2014

Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School in Plains on Sunday

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this week at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Carter’s next appearance at the church is scheduled for Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Kindness, gentleness on endangered list

FAITH: Few political candidates endorse kindness strategy

Our daily behavior produces monumental, long term results. The choice is between whether by our behavior we want to build a better world or a more hostile place.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 25, 2014

The Albany Police Department responded to at least incidents on Wednesday and the early morning hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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CAL THOMAS: Border move by Texas governor a bold one

OPINION: Most Americans believe influx from south is because of economic reasons

Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Texas Gov. Rick Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun

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APD officers arrest suspect after high school ID found at crime scene

Polite linked to three break-ins after Dougherty County High School ID found

Darius Jamohn Polite was arrested and charged in connection with three Albany area break-ins after officers discovered his Dougherty County High School student ID at one of the crime scenes.

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Election surprises erode trust in democracy

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A electronic news sources fragment, it leads to erosion of faith in the electoral process

A study of the 2012 presidential election found that those who believed the challenger would win lost faith in government, democracy and the election process when that wishful thinking proved to be a false hope. The researcher says reliance on fragmenting electronic media contributes to the problem.

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FRIDAY JAM: Power Up Games/CD Xchange hosts local bands

Power Up Games/CD Xchange hosts live music once a month

Local musicians now have an added way of bringing their tunes to the masses thanks to a new concert series.

Albany Almanac - July 25, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Appeal hearing for Community Health determination regarding Phoebe North set for Sept. 8

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County are appealing the finding

The hearing will focus on whether a state Certificate of Need would be necessary in the event there should be a divestiture ordered involving the ownership or operation of Phoebe North, formerly Palmyra Medical Center.

Unemployment rises in metro Albany, Southwest Georgia

Seasonal factors contribute to jobless rate increase

The rates increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by .5 percent, from 60,800 in May.

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U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn visits Albany | Video

Senate hopeful stops into Thronateeska Heritage Center as part of tour

The Perry native said Thursday that exposure to public service has helped her to see the value in it, and that recent tours around Georgia have revealed energy and momentum for change.

Dillard’s hosting Meet the Artist event

Saturday’s event features Charles Williams, June Blackstock and Robert Parker

Reynolds Horton, area sales manager for Dillards, said the event will begin at noon and continue through 5 p.m. Williams is an artist of several genres including photography and oil paintings. Blackstock is a portrait artist and Parker is a photographic artist.