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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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Metro Albany High schools are also mixed bag on Milestones assessment results

Metro Albany High schools are also mixed bag on Milestones assessment results

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CAL THOMAS: John Kasich's bad idea

OPINION: Conservatives are supposed to be against big government

Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s proposal to create a new government agency to promote “Judeo-Christian values” is a really bad idea.

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GEORGIE ANNE GEYER: Immigrants arrive with pasts intact

OPINION: Immigration has become a weapon of foreign policy on the part of certain states

Until the advent of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, the word “immigration” tended to mean the controlled and more-or-less legal movement of one people to another country.

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Albany Almanac - Nov. 28, 2015

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

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

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Black Thursday replacing Black Friday | PHOTOS

Thanksgiving shopping impacting Black Friday crowds

As more and more stores open their doors and offer deals to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, the ritual of getting up early and waiting in line on Black Friday is seemingly loosing its importance for those looking to find discounts and take care of holiday shopping.

Armed robberies reported Thursday, early Friday in Albany

Incidents reported at an Albany Dollar General, Luxury Inn and on North Jefferson Street

Carl Randle Jr, 21, and Rajan Childs, 38, were arrested Friday in connection to an armed robbery at 613 N. Jefferson St. that took place earlier in the day.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Nov. 26-27, 2015

Public safety roundup for Thursday and early Friday

The Dougherty County Police Department responded to at least 30 incidents on Thursday and into early Friday, available reports show.

CREEDE HINSHAW: Gratitude during dark times

OPINION: Some may question whether we can or should feel thankful this week

Noveslist Marilynn Robinson’s essay Wondrous Love is appropriate this Thanksgiving week in the aftermath of dreadful events in Beirut, Mali and Paris.

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The Lord's Pantry is compassion in action | PHOTOS

The Lord's Pantry mission feeds and clothes thousands of area needy annually

For over 40 years volunteers at The Lord’s Pantry in Albany have been the epitome of the motto of “compassion in action,” as they have ministered to the basic needs of thousands of the area’s less fortunate.

Squawk of the Day - Nov. 27, 2015

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

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NAMI offering Family-to-Family training

Training to begin Jan, 4

This program is offered by NAMI Albany once each year. The class will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It is open to family members and close friends who have a loved one living with mental illness.

BYRON YORK: Obamacare problems a gift for GOP candidates

OPINION: The Affordable Care Act is not working as advertised

The problem is pretty simple: Not enough Americans, and certainly not enough healthy Americans, are signing up for coverage through Obamacare. And they’re not doing it because it’s not a good deal for them.

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Pecan yield projections down due to weather

Kernels did not mature fully, researchers say

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells fears Georgia’s pecan crop will fail to meet initial production projections by as much as 20 million pounds.

Religion Bulletin - Nov. 27, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. The lesson begins at 10 a.m., but the sanctuary doors open at 8:30 a.m. An orientation session for visitors begins at 9 a.m.

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Bakers and builders join forces in holiday show

All-Star Gingerbread Build airs Saturday

Baking meets light construction this week as Food Network and HGTV team up to present a unique holiday special.