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Attorney General candidate Greg Hecht gives child protection plan

Hecht presents plan to end child abuse on Dougherty County Judicial Building steps

On the steps of the Dougherty County Judicial Building earlier this week, Hecht said Georgia is in the middle of a “child-safety crisis” with the state’s children dying at an alarming rate even when they have contact with state and local authorities.

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Albany area GOP leaders hoping debates illustrate differences between Deal, Carter, Perdue and Nunn

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates preceed November election

Area GOP leaders attended major gubernatorial, senate debates in Perry

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Michelle Nunn opens Albany campaign field office

Albany volunteers man phones for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn

Senatorial candidate Michelle Nunn has opened a campaign field office in Albany.

Monday final day for general election voter registration

Early voting for Nov. 4 election starts Oct. 13

Persons who want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election must register by Monday.

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Dougherty County official calls for Sunday voting

Elections officials choose not to OK Sunday ballots during early voting

A Dougherty County Commissioner wants the county Elections Board to reassess its decision not to allow Sunday voting.

Albany Area News Briefs - Sept. 24, 2014

The State of the College at Albany Tech is set for this morning.

Lowering of Lake Blackshear will start Nov. 1; UGA unveils Michael Adams portrait Friday; Nine members of Georgia congressional delegation named Friend of Farm Bureau.

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Capitol Votes by Georgia delegation -- week of Sept. 15, 2014

A listing of key votes from last week by the Georgia senators and representatives in Congress

There were 11 key votes in the House and five in the Senate last week.

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Capitol Votes for week of Sept. 8, 2014

This is how the Georgia congressional delegation voted on major issues on the week of Sept. 8, 2014

This is a weekly listing of recorded votes by Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. House and Senate.

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Michelle Nunn: No U.S. ground troops in Iraq

Democratic Party nominee says U.S. should work with regional players to defeat ISIS

Around two dozen Michelle Nunn volunteers went out Saturday on a door-to-door campaign to encourage voter registration.

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Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard weighs her political future

Hubbard says 'paying forward' kindness shown to her as a young woman

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard learned her work ethic from her hard-working father.

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Georgia House majority leader visits Albany and Southwest Georgia | VIDEO

House Leader Larry O'Neal conducts listening tour in southwest Georgia

Georgia House representative Gerald Greene takes Majority Leader Larry O’Neal on a listening tour of southwest Georgia.

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U.S. Senate candidates meet at Georgia Chamber forum

Michelle Nunn and David Perdue square off at Macon event

The Democratic and Republican nominees field questions in four areas — health care, transportation, immigration and defense.

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Dougherty Commission candidate's online posts criticizing Israel sparks reaction | POLL

Patrick Garner accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in an online discussion

An incumbent Dougherty County Commissioner speaks out on comments made by his opponent in an online discussion.

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Michelle Nunn, Sam Nunn visit Albany as part of campaign tour | VIDEO

Senate hopeful and her father help out at Albany food bank warehouse

Michelle Nunn was joined by her father, former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, at the Second Harvest of South Georgia food bank warehouse in East Albany during her “What Washington Can Learn From Georgia: Strong Bases, Strong Communities” statewide campaign tour.

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Early votes to decide Dougherty County election races

With early votes still to be counted, the races for House District 153 and School Board 6 are too close to call

Dougherty County voters select a new Dougherty County School Board member and decide wehther to return a lawmaker to the General Assembly.

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