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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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BOB KORNEGAY: Bologna definition is pure baloney

OUTDOORS: A baloney sandwich has three essential ingredients, no more, no less

It‘s a mortal sin to disguise the unique, delectable flavor of all those varied ground-up animal parts with anything else. That’s probably in the Bible somewhere, though I can’t say I’ve actually read it yet.

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Worthy County heart attack patient Ricky Headrick encourages people to listen to their bodies

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital conducts monthly meetings to improve on cardiac care

Ricky Headrick, a Worth County resident who had a heart attack on Oct. 22, was in the cath lab and had the stent in place in about an hour, ahead of the 90-minute goal from entry into an emergency facility to treat a heart attack.

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Bright Side of the Day - Dec. 28, 2014

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

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GEORGE WILL: Jeb Bush's hurdles

OPINION: Former Flordia governor wants to bring joy to political campaign

Jeb Bush, 61, is the tax-cutting, fiscally austere, school-choice promoting, gun-rights protecting, socially conservative, Spanish-speaking former two-term governor of the most important swing state. But for some Republicans, his virtues and achievements are vitiated by his positions on immigration and the Common Core education standards.

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CAL THOMAS: What if it's true?

OPINION: The Christmas Story is either true or not

The claims made about the birth of Jesus leave no room for middle ground, despite what some theologians claim.

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Chris Colhilas ready to assume County Commission chairmanship

Albany attorney to replace Jeff Sinyard as chair of Dougherty County government

Albany attorney Chris Cohilas says he is prepared to assume chairmanship of the Dougherty County Commission.

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New Year's shape-up tips from 'The Kitchen'

With holidays wrapping up, time to 'pay the piper'

The Food Network’s “The Kitchen” is helping people get a “Healthy Fresh Start” in the new year.

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Kennedy Center honors Sting, Tomlin, Hanks, Green, McBride

Steven Colbert hosts the 37th annual Kennedy Honors

A two-time Oscar winner, one of comedy’s top women, a ballet great and two icons of music. That sort of variety is expected from the Kennedy Center Honors as the yearly event salutes several titans of the performing arts.

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'New Year's Rockin' Eve' to get Swift treatment

Taylor Swift will be the headline performer of the show

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2015” will fill the prime-time schedule for ABC before greeting the new year.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: The skinny on body fat

HEALTH & FITNESS: It is the time of year when we declare war on a favorite enemy - fat

As every good warrior knows, the first step in defeating your enemy is to know your enemy.

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MANDY FLYNN: Smarten up on New Year's resolutions

FEATURES COLUMN: A 2014 pledge to learn to make cornbread goes unfulfilled

My renunciation of learning to make cornbread is regretful. Which brings me to this year’s resolution — I am going to attempt to be smarter. Thus, the reason using the word renunciation. It’s a pretty big word for me. I learned it just this morning.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Dec. 28, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Dr. Phillip Roberts' legacy one of healing, caring

OPINION: Retiring oncologist touched thousands of lives during amazing career

Dr. Phillip Roberts carries a legacy of healing and caring into his well-deserved retirement.

Mobile mammography unit coming to Albany Belk on Jan. 10

Mobile mammography center to travel throughout Southeast through January

Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last year and have a primary care physician are eligible to participate, officials say. It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Albany Mall Belk at 2601 Dawson Road.

Theatre Albany sets auditions for February musical

Performances of off-Broadway musical scheduled to start Valentines Day weekend

Theatre Albany is looking to cast two men and two women for roles in the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”