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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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Albany and Dougherty County industries recognized

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission presents its annual top industry awards to four companies

Business and civic leaders from Albany and Dougherty County honored four businesses at the Economic Development Industry Awards on Wednesday.

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission eyes future

EDC wants to extend its self-awareness campaign for Albany and Dougherty County

With Phase I of its communications plan under way, the Albany-Dougherty EDC is looking ahead to the second phase of its program.

Child, 7, shoots himself in foot at Albany motel

The boy is treated for his gunshot wound at the Albany hospital

A woman says her grandson, 7, accidentally shot himself in the foot with a gun he found beneath sofa cushions at an Albany motel.

Second Albany 'Scared Straight' segment to air on A&E

A Dougherty County Sheriffs Office intervention program to air on A&E

The second 'Beyond Scared Straight' segment of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office airs tonight.

Albany Almanac - April 17, 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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Investigation of accused Sylvester policeman continues

Sylvester officer George Hall has been freed under a $15,000 bond

The Sylvester police chief says prosecutors asked that “other issues” regarding George Hall be turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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Georgia Board of Regents hikes tuition 2.5 percent at most state schools

It marks the third straight year the board has increased tuition by 2.5 percent at most Georgia universities and colleges

Georgia’s four research universities will see tuition increases of 4 percent to 9 percent following Tuesday’s action by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

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LORAN SMITH: The good life comes at a cost

We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means that the small farmer will soon be extinct.

RONDA RICH: Small moments create great stories

THE DIXIE DIVA: Challenges of life can make for a trove of treasure

It fascinates me to see what the journey of life will drill into our souls and our minds to make a good story.

Metro Albany Briefs - April 16, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 16, 2014

Public service roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Irony escapes Russian president

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to stir unrest in Ukraine

U.S. and European Union officials must come up with meaningful sanctions against Russia that will convince hardliners looking to return to the “glory” days of the Soviet empire to let Ukraine handle its own affairs.

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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.