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Homerun, Herald plan gas giveaway

A lucky Albany Herald reader will win $1,000 worth of free gas from Homerun Foods to help make summer days a whole lot cooler.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Going, going, gone

It's been rumored for weeks that the Thrashers were leaving Georgia for greener pastures in Canada, and Tuesday it happened as Atlanta became the only city to ever lose two NHL teams in the modern era of the league.

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T. GAMBLE: Everyone's caught in the (Inter)net

OPINION: Some 'great inventions' could be done without

There’s no pathway back to the simpler good ol’ days.

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LYNN MICHAELIS: Forest business gives Georgia solid lead

GUEST COMMENTARY: The South could produce another 8 billion board feet, boosting the regional economy

While Canada and other regions of the United States are facing problems with ramping up production for an expected increase in demand for forest products, the South is in a good position to make the next 10 years a “decade of fiorestry.”

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Bright of the Day - July 31, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - July 31, 2014

Public safety reports for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 30 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Squawk of the Day - July 31, 2014

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

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Georgia, Dougherty County schools face new student assessment testing

The Georgia Department of Education has replaced CRCT and EOCT assessments with "Georgia Milestones"

New student progress assessments and academic achievement are among the greatest changes facing students and educators for the coming school year in Georgia.

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Jeff Allen to perform at Council on Aging Comedy Night | VIDEO

SOWEGA Council on Aging is hosting the Aug. 14 benefit for Meals on Wheels program

The SOWEGA Council on Aging’s annual Comedy Night fundraiser for Meals on Wheels is quickly approaching and organizers have announced that this year’s main attraction is comedian Jeff Allen.

Plains hosting field day on Aug. 20

Participants should call research center by Aug. 15

University of Georgia agricultural researchers will discuss their latest findings on corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans at a field day set for Plains on Aug. 20.

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Albany fugitive nabbed in Macon

Albany home invasion suspect captured

An Albany man suspected of taking part in a home invasion is taken into custody in Macon.

Albany Almanac - July 31, 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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Sherwood Christian Academy breaks ground on school expansion, merger project | VIDEO

Work is under way to expand SCA's upper campus to accomodate merger with the church's elementary school

Sherwood Academy expansion under way

Parents sue Georgia school after teen found dead in gym mat

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school gym are suing school officials for failing to stop bullying by classmates who may have beaten their son to death, their attorney said on Tuesday.

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Jeff Gordon shows no signs of slowing down

Jeff Gordon seems to have rediscovered the same sort of passion and intensity that propelled him to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship as a 24-year-old.

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Falcons ready rookies Freeman, Matthews

Two youngsters could start in team’s star-studded offense

Onlookers suspected offensive lineman Jake Matthews, the sixth overall pick in the draft would start, but few predicted fourth-round pick Devonta Freeman was in line to be a centerpiece of the first team when the Falcons open the regular season.

SOWELL: Cease the cease-fires in the Middle East

“Cease-fire” and “negotiations” are magic words to “the international community.” But just what do cease-fires actually accomplish?



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