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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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Thumbs Up! Oct. 20, 2014

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Football concussions: Amid the fear, UGA research brings some hope

UGA research team checking overlooked group of athletes

Headlines about concussions and their effects on professional and college football players are inescapable. The issue is changing the way people talk about the game.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Oct. 6-17, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 6-17.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 20, 2014

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

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Despite polls, GOP opposes gay marriage

OPINION: Public opinion on same-sex marriage has changed in the past decade

Michelle Nunn clearly believes that backing gay unions is a winning strategy — even in a Deep South state where the religious right still holds considerable political sway.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Government malpractice continues

OPINION: The CDC chief admits his agency was not aggressive enough regarding Ebola

This latest failure of the federal government, Ebola, is really incredible. Just how incompetent can it get?

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Oct. 9-15, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Oct. 9-15.

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Car enthusiasts ride into Albany | PHOTO GALLERY

The 41st annual Artesian City Car Show draws about 100 entrants

Autos ranging from the 1920s to the 2013 were on display Saturday at the 41st annual Artesian City Car Club Show.

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Albany Area Education Notebook - Oct. 20, 2014

A roundup of education news and events for Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Deerfield’s Will Calhoun named Commended Scholar; Worth Elementary seeking food donations; Darton State College plans “One Day of Giving” event.

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Albany Area officials prepared in event of Ebola case

Task force in place at Albany hospital to ensure patients and staff are safe from Ebola

Ensuring Georgia medical providers, hospitals and the general public are prepared for the possibility of Ebola infection in the state, no matter how remote, is a top priority of Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration, state public health officials have said.

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Albany family turns to Internet in adoption effort

Infertility, costs of using adoption agency persuade couple to seek adoption of a baby through websites and social media

The Albany couple, who have been married for seven years, have been trying to conceive for five years, but have been unable to due to unexplained infertility. About 18 months ago, after their last in-vitro fertilization procedure — using their one remaining embryo — resulted in miscarriage after eight weeks, they began to evaluate themselves as well as the other options available to them.

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'Fury' all the rage at the box office

Brad Pitt film pulls in $23.5 million in U.S. and Canada

“Fury” kicked two-time box office leader “Gone Girl” to second place. The thriller starring Ben Affleck collected $17.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from tracking firm Rentrak.

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MARY GANZEL: Obesity places burdens on health, finance

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Obesity-related diseases and health problems account for 61 percent of U.S. healthcare costs

If obesity rates keep growing, costs associated with obesity will become too large for federal healthcare systems to cover. A reduction in obesity rates across the country would save the government tens of billions of dollars that could be spent on other government programs.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Burying a 30-year-old UGA hatchet

OPINION: Call from former UGA coach Goff ends three decades of enmity

A long-held anti-UGA conceit is wiped away after a conversation with the writer’s unwitting nemesis.

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Lee, Dougherty County Rivers Alive volunteers to clean up along 50 miles of waterways | VIDEO

Groups pitch in to help with statewide waterway cleanup program

Volunteers in Lee and Dougherty counties will work together Saturday to clean up along area waterways.