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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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TOM PURCELL: Obama learns of Pearl Harbor

OPINION: Imagining the Obama approach to World War II

Would America have gotten involved, or sit back to see how things would develop?

Tifton hosting truck and tractor pull

Light Pro Stock tractors highlighted

Look for the points standing and competition schedule online at or find the Southern Pullers Association on Facebook.

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Larry Price receives evangelism award

Albany businessman given Harry Denman Evangelism Award

Larry Price is the former president of Albany Winnelson Co.

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Bright Side of the Day - Sept. 21, 2014

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

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Albany mayor to host discussions about downtowns

Panel will discuss redeveloping and revitalizing historic downtowns

Next week Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, through her Coalition for Economic Development, will be hosting the “Downtowns on the Rise” panel discussion to talk about ways to develop and revitalize historic downtowns.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Sept. 21-29, 2014

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.

Albany Briefs - Sept. 21, 2014

Utility to have draw down for Lake Chehaw/Lake Worth

Utility to have draw down for Lake Chehaw/Lake Worth

Tift deputies change one in robbery and kidnapping

Tift man accused of kidnapping and armed robbery

Tift County deputies charge Wayne Bernard Richardson with armed robbery and kidnapping.

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Cancer survivor Ryan Carr living life to the fullest

Carr spending time loving his family and hunting gators with his friends

Cancer survivor Ryan Carr says experience has taught him to appreciate each and every day

Riverfront Run set for Oct. 4 in downtown Albany

Dougherty County Medical Society presenting 5K and one mile race to raise funds for Darton College Foundation

The one mile fun run/walk will begin on Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 8:50 a.m. The amenities are set to include chip timing, a race T-shirt, race day photos, trophies and medals, goody bags, post-race refreshments and door prizes.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Mutations with a malign mission

OPINION: President made right call to send troops, money to Liberia

Ebola is killing people every day. It threatens our well-being and demands a rapid response.

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CAL THOMAS: Why do Americans hate America?

OPINION: Many Americans have forgotten what it means to be an American

Since the turbulent ’60s, some Americans have chosen to ignore, even oppose, values taught to their forebears. These tenets begin with personal responsibility and accountability, hard work, capitalism, self-reliance, faith in God and patriotism.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 20, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Sept. 20, 2014 weekend

SWGA FISHING REPORT: A weekly outlook on how the fish are biting in Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River

These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Sept 20, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 31 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.