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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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Accused Dougherty teacher will be fired Mosely says

School superintendent teacher will be fired

Dougherty County School Superintendent David Mosely says accused teacher will be fired.

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City Commission clears path for West Albany Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Development would include new Wal-Mart grocery concept, fueling station

The Albany City Commission paves the way for a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market near the corner of Westover Boulevard and Gillionville Road.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Politics 2014 -- Spell president with a capital 'D'

OPINION: Republics need a new strategy with 2016 on the horizon

The GOP’s strategy of alienating women and minorities doesn’t play well in presidential politics.

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Elimination of Dougherty County school staff furlough days still on agenda

The unexpected loss of $2.6 in equalization funding complicates adding instruction days and eliminating furloughs

Elimination of four furlough days for Dougherty County School System staff would cost $2 million.

Sylvester cop arrested in tampering with evidence charge

Cop jailed in Sylvester

A longtime Sylvester law enforcement officer is arrested on charges of evidence tampering and making false statements.

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Trojan Warrior Challenge to be held in Lee County

Trojan Warrior Challenge fitness fundraiser will benefit Lee County Special Olympics

Lee County Special Olympics will be getting a boost this weekend when area athletes gather for the Trojan Warrior Challenge fitness fundraiser.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 16-22, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Albany Almanac - April 16, 2014

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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Dougherty County Teacher of the Year finalist Sandra Masters says each child is unique (Video)

The county’s Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet Thursday

Sandra Masters is one of eight finalists for Dougherty County Teacher of the Year.

Deerfield-Windsor students place in foreign language competition

The event was held last week at Darton State College

Ten Deerfield students place in foreign language competition.

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Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission releases 'Made in Albany' video

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission's second video highlights manufacturing

The Albany-Dougherty EDC promotional video focusing on Albany industry and manufacturers is released during the week that the EDC observes Industry Celebration week.

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Guardian US and Washington Post win top Pulitzer prize

The newspapers win for public service for reporting on the NSA secret surveillance scandal

Reuters wins in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar who in efforts to flee often fall into the hands of brutal human-trafficking networks.

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E.J. DIONNE: A program Republicans should love

OPINION: Voluntary service is something that should cross political divides

AmeriCorps gives mostly young Americans a chance to spend a year helping communities and those in need while also nurturing thousands of organizations across the country. Senior Corps provides Americans over 55 a chance to serve, too.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Stephen Colbert no threat to the heartland

OPINION: Stephen Colbert will take over The Late Show from David Letterman in 2015

By selecting Stephen Colbert as its marquee late-night talk host, CBS is not taking a swipe at the heartland of America, but bringing to the interview desk a comedian with a sharp wit who won’t be playing his “The Colbert Report” character.

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TOM PURCELL: Longing for tax freedom

OPINION: Americans spend more on taxes than their food, clothing and housing combined

It takes about a third of Americans’ income to satisfy their collective tax bill, which doesn’t cover repaying the money that the federal government borrows each year.