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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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Squawk of the Day - May 30, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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DANNY TYREE: Singing those graduation blues

OPINION: They grow up so quickly

When I finished sixth grade, we knew nothing of AIDS, spyware or ISIS. If in 1972 you had told me someday parents would record graduation ceremonies with their PHONES, I would have wondered how you would keep from tripping over the cord and how you could prevent accidentally recording someone else’s bar mitzvah on a party line.

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DICK YARBROUGH: Georgia teachers weigh in on future of education

OPINION: Teachers say they are frustrated, even angry over political and bureaucratic meddling

Teachers are frustrated and angry over political meddling, an obsession with testing and a lack of respect for the profession, saying they see a bleak future for educators and students if nothing changes.

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CAL THOMAS: No Memorial Day for inner-city dead

OPINION: Violence erupts in Democratic-run major cities

While Memorial Day weekend featured the traditional parades, barbecues and moments of silence at baseball games for those who gave their lives in wartime to preserve our freedoms, in some of America’s biggest cities virtual shooting galleries produced the sort of carnage more likely to be found in the Middle East from Islamic State terrorists.

Proposed county budget includes pay raises

Commissioners again question EDC allocation

The Dougherty County Commission’s Finance Committee votes to recommend its Fiscal Year 2016 spending plan to the entire commission.

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Painting inspires Phoebe patient

Phoebe staffer credited for restoring hope

A prescription for hope was exactly what 14-year-old Hannah Croker needed to continue her journey toward recovery after a tragic accident six months ago resulted in a spinal injury leaving her a quadriplegic.Thanks to Phoebe’s child life specialist Mandy Lanier Fagiano, the prescription was for a paint brush.

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Retiring Albany police chief gets send-off ceremony

Chief's friends, associates gathered for retirement ceremony

Retiring Albany Police Chief John Proctor gets retirement send-off.

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Falcons player Prince Shembo kicked off team after kicking dog to death

Former Notre Dame star charged with aggravated cruelty to animals

Gwinnett police obtained a warrant Friday for Atlanta Falcons player Prince Shembo for aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly kicking and killing his former girlfriend’s dog

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Albany Almanac - May 30, 2015

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

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

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 28 - 29, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least nine calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Man injured in Albany early morning shooting

Albany shooting victim listed in critical condition

Quaza Young, 35, is in critical condition after being shot by unidentified gunmen.

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Squawk of the Day - May 29, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - May 29, 2015

President Carter is not on schedule in Plains this weekend

A wrap-up of religion events in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Shawn Mendes wows teen, tween crowd at Wild Adventures

OPINION: Teen pop star provides his own accompaniment at Valdosta show

Canadian singing sensation Shawn Mendes draws the adoring shrieks of teens and tweens during his Wild Adventures performance.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Conservative Christians miscount

OPINION: GOP presidential candidates ignore scandal involving Josh Duggars of '19 Kids & Counting'

Child molesting is not a “mistake” you make when you’re young. It’s a crime against the innocent that should be prosecuted — and one I believe that should have no statute of limitations. In fact, the statute of limitations is only there to protect the guilty, not protect the innocent.