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Big wins in key precincts help earn Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard a new term | VIDEO

Slightly more than 27 percent of city voters cast ballots in Albany mayoral election

Incumbent Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard claimed victories in 15 of 21 precincts — including some very sizeable advantages — to earn a second term as the city’s mayor.

Smithville mayor's race hinges on two provisional ballots

Sylvester voters approve liquor by the drink

The City of Smithville will have to wait until Friday to find out if it has a new mayor when Lee County Elections officials determine the validity of two provisional ballots.

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Albany Mayor Hubbard, Commissioner Marietta re-elected | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Incumbents re-elected to new terms on Albany City Commission

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard turns back two challengers for a second term as mayor; Commissioner Roger Marietta defeats challenger in Ward IV race.

Albany municpal election moves to 'main event'

Five candidates plan last-minute strategies for Tuesday vote

Five candidates are vying for two seats as part of the Albany city government in Tuesday’s municipal election.

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Campaigns grow heated in final week before Albany municipal election

Five candidates pursuing two seats on seven-member Albany City Commission

Campaign rhetoric is heating up in Albany during the final week before Tuesday’s municipal election.

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Albany city manager granted authority to OK utilities projects up to $100,000

Albany City Commission votes 5-2 to give City Manager Sharon Subadan new authority

Tempers flare and city officials speak of “compromise” after a series of votes Tuesday at a special called Albany City Commission meeting.

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Forum brings mayoral candidates together for first time

Darton College hosts Albany mayor, her two challengers

Albany’s three mayoral candidates — Tracy Taylor, Lane Rosen and incumbent Dorothy Hubbard — answer questions at a Darton State College forum.

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Albany, Dougherty officials tout SPLOST benefits with referendum on horizon

City, county have collected slightly less than a half-billion dollars in special 1 percent sales taxes

“Infrastructure” is the key word as Albany and Dougherty County officials prepare for a new SPLOST referendum.

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Early voting in Dougherty County under way

Albany municipal elections draw early voters

Eligible voters had their first chance to hit the polls and a cast a vote in the upcoming Albany elections as early voting got under way in Dougherty County Monday.

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Georgia delegation congressional votes

House and Sente votes cast by the Georgia congressional delegation

These are key votes that were cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation last week.

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Chad Warbington focused on jobs, growth, accountability

Businessman says Albany government has no clear vision or plan

Businessman Chad Warbington says he’ll bring a higher level of accountability to the Albany City Commission if elected.

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Tracy Taylor says he's optimistic about challenge for Albany's mayor

Mayoral challenger promotes jobs, regionalism in quest for city's top post

Tracy Taylor says his message is being well-received as he campaigns to unseat Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

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Dorothy Hubbard: Albany at the door of economic recovery

Incumbent mayor faces two challengers in Albany's municipal election

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard is seeking a second term in office in the city’s Nov. 3 municipal election.

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Albany City Commissioner Roger Marietta plans campaign rally

Candidate meet-and-greet part of Thursday-night campaign rally

Incumbent City Commissioner Roger Marietta will host a campaign rally/meet-and-greet.

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Albany candidates take off their kid gloves

Local politicians stop playing nice in month before municipal election

Candidate accusations and counter-accusations pop up in the final month before the Albany municipal election.


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