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Albany municipal election early voting off to slow start

Voters in 10 precincts will cast ballots in Albany’s Nov. 5 municipal election.

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WARD III: Industry growth focus of B.J. Fletcher's campaign

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Businesswoman B.J. Fletcher is trying to unseat Christopher Pike for the Albany City Commission’s Ward III seat.

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Georgia congressional delegation reacts to debt ceiling vote

In the House, the nine GOP representatives from Georgia opposed the continuing resolution Wednesday that raised the debt limit for the federal government.

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WARD II: Love wants to fix City Commission disconnect

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Demetrius Love would be the youngest Albany city commissioner if he claims the Ward II commission seat.

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Ward II: Incumbent Hines says he's gotten things done in office

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Ward II Albany City Commissioner Ivey Hines is looking to earn his first full term in office in the Nov. 5 municipal election.

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WARD V: Langstaff finds opportunities for service on commission

Albany Election Previews

Ward V Albany City Commissioner Bob Langstaff has no opposition in the Nov. 5 municipal election.

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State Rep. Winfred Dukes shows off his livestock skills

Albany legislators display there livestock skills at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

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Bishop undergoing chemo after tumor removal

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., D-Albany, has confirmed that he is currently undergoing chemo treatment after a cancerous tumor was removed from his neck.

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Georgia House Speaker visits Lee County

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston attended a fundraiser in Lee County Wednesday in support of state Rep. Ed Rynders re-election campaign.

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Rep. Sanford Bishop issues statement in regard to shutdown

Congressman says American people have a right to be mighty fed up.

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Rep. Austin Scott wants to hold Congress' salaries during shutdown

Rep. Austin Scott, R-Augusta today announced he has signed onto the Government Shutdown Fairness Act (H.R. 3160), which would prohibit Members of Congress from receiving a salary during a government shutdown.

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Adams plays large role in Albany's history

A Table With a View -- Willie Adams

Willie Adams’ work in Quincy, Florida tobacco fields taught him the importance of hard work, a quality that would serve him well in his medical and political careers.

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On the Job with Kevin Sproul - Sept. 8, 2013

On the Job with Kevin Sproul

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Incumbent Langstaff qualifies for re-election

Ward V Albany City Commission incumbent Bob Langstaff became the fourth candidate to qualify for the Nov. 5 municipal election Wednesday.

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Federal judge OKs change in Georgia federal election calendar

Georgia's early federal elections calendar will move up two weeks in 2014 to avoid a holiday weekend conflict.

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